POD 54 Cover
This time, I went with a cover that actually had something to do with what's going on inside...

The "POD Workbench" here has newspaper from Dale Cozort's "Spain Joins the Axis" timeline, created with the help of a lot of downloaded images of newspapers, a lot of cut and paste, and some careful textural additions.

Meanwhile, David Freitag's musings on "can Mexico Retain California?" results in a book from one of those possibilities: A later Mexican/American war (or "American/Mexican" one on this timeline), a forty-three state United States, and California going its own way. Again mostly clipart (including the image of the book that acted as the "template") and the creation of three variants of OTL flags.

detail of POD 54 Cover Finally Wesley Kawato's thoughts on Disney doing a "Star Wars" movie in the early 60's ends up on a movie poster. A "Star Wars" in an era where spaceships are still pointy things with flames coming out the back, images are still artwork (because you don't want the effects shown as they're too..."iffy" to stand up to long examination), and Annette Funicello is available to play Leia...

And just for fun, a recreation of one of my endless numbers of "To Do" lists is sitting on the bench too - with one of the items being making the cover it's on. And that bit of text boxed in the corner: Yes, I do really write like that. It's a long, complicated story involving model rocketry, timelines I created as a teenager, and a lifelong fascination with different alphabets.