Congratulations to Biserka Design, the awesome team behind this cover. They’ve been awarded a gold star, one of four runners up to the April winner out of 96 entries, by Joel Friedlander of The Book Designer. I would also like to give a shout out to the photographer and model who posed for the figure of Toru, as mentioned below in my application for the award. Scroll all the way down to see for yourself here!
Here’s our entry and the judge’s commentary:
Stephanie Sorensen submitted Toru: Wayfarer Returns designed by Biserka Design. “The design also credits Phelan Davion and Michael Lars for the samurai image used and adapted by the designer. Biserka Design has a Facebook page. No plot summaries, but the designers nailed the genre (steampunk set in Japan) and the heart of the brief–samurai with dirigibles!”
JF: Samurai with dirigibles, what’s not to love? This cover has it all, with great atmosphere, the mystery of that looming airship, and the seriousness of the samurai at the center.
For the photo used by the designers, check out Phelan Davis’s site.
Now check out the cover one last time, big enough to see and savor!