Cover Art Achieved

So last summer I wrote a horror story set in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan about a guy whose fingers turn into bloodthirsty worms. It’s one of my favorite stories that I have written, and it got accepted by a magazine called Big Pulp (my issue comes out in winter 2012).

Today I saw that art inspired by my story was chosen to grace the cover. Click on the picture to read what the artist, Ken Knudtsen, has to say about how hard it is to draw worms…

There Were Stars in Her Eyes

You may wonder why exactly I went with the name acrosseyesky. First off, I thought it rolled off the tongue rather nicely. Second, it can be interpreted in a variety of ways, which lends itself to the double and triple meanings I love so well.

Probably the main interpretation in my mind is actually “across eye sky,” in the sense of going across the skies that exist only in someone’s eyes. This strikes close to the heart of the speculative sort of fiction I aim to write.

As I searched the web for photo manipulations of eyes and stars, I came across several that really stood out to me. The following is one such work by Ali Ries, who does a ton of sci-fi related digital art. You can visit her website here. Enjoy!

Full Header Image

So as I was hunting the internet for a rockin’ header image, I came across this photo manipulation by Death-Summoner, with an original image by Ali Ries. It was exactly what I was looking for, an eye manipulation featuring space imagery with an otherworldly feel.

I had to crop it to fit the header, so here is the original image. Thanks, Marta and Ali!