For the 60th issue of POD (I've been doing this for fifteen years, isn't that
a kick in the head!) I wanted to do something a little fancy. So I picked a bunch of stories that have been run through POD over the years (I'd like to say "at random" - but it was mostly based on "what can I remember with a week left to do this?" as a selection process) and mocked them up as books (which was easy a couple as I'd already made them for previous covers - and even easier
for Gerson's, as they are
Taking these, I "3D'd" them and artistically arranged the results on my cover blank. Some fancy lettering for the issue number and whatnot and - TaDah! - cover!
Finally, not willing to let all my hard work on the covers be covered by the "artistic-ness" on the...cover (okay, that's
a bit repetitive...), I did a backcover of just the images I used to make the "books."
My personal favorites are the "Snapshot" and "Sahel Effect" covers - with some fondness for the 60s-style Analog
"Mars Looks Different" as well. Ironically, perhaps, I am least
happy with how the "TrolleyWorld" cover came out...
IAE I sent them off...then Dale got them printed off on a really