Paul’s book attracted me right away. A humorous thriller in which human victims and killers are replaced by cakes, how sweet is that—no pun intended! Paul’s main request was for the “T” inside the title to be capital since the whole sense of his book lies in the funny difference between Jack the Ripper and Jack the CAKE Ripper—Jack lo squartaTORTE—the main character of his book. He also needed his cover to attract young and not-so-young people (target 16-35 years old).
Even though Jack lo SquartaTorte is a surreal story, the mystery is authentic. That’s why the challenge was to create a cover that looked like a real thriller with a humorous touch. To achieve that, I created a believable crime scene where a ginger man lies in a victim position while being surrounded by real police band. Even more, the ginger man is bleeding red syrup instead of real blood. Finally, I completed the thriller mood by adding a grungy finish.
As a self-published author, Paul understood the importance of a professional book cover. I am happy he decided to change his old cover and most of all, I am ecstatic he loved my design style and idea. Paul started his project brief by stating that he had a dream—to be read. I am very confident that his new professional cover design is the first step to achieving his goal.