We all know how the final covers for the dual/duelling trilogies Free Planet vs War World turned out (above). And while I'm very happy with how the juxtaposition of an Earthlike vs Marslike iconongraphy for the relative designs conveyed a vast percentage of the message of the shared narrative and potential outcomes for mankind, a small part of me still hankers for an earlier incarnation of the novel covers.
Some time prior to the final edited versions of all six component novels (FP: custodian liberator reaper, WW: tandem watcher kumiko) I did a rough&ready mock-up of the prospective covers using the decadent artwork of Mike Dargas but couldn't secure the 'right to use' as I had with other covers I'd done.
I wanted, so wanted, these to be the covers because they said, "All I ever wanted to say," about Corporate Mind Control and Divided=Conqueres and they also highlighted the two (blindfolded) sisters at the heart of the narrative resolution of both stories. We try our best, we move on...
|based on the 2008 Bukkakeworld + Planet of the Owls image|