I want to commission cover art for some of my stories, so I'm soliciting bids from artists who would be interested in drawing one or more of them. Most of my stories involve hanging and snuff themes ("Whatever Rhonda/Russell Wants" is an exception).
What I want: For each story, I would like a cover illustration, in color. It should show the bottom either hanging or noosed and about to hang. (Being strangled/about to be strangled, for my strangling/garroting stories.) As an example of the quality I'm looking for, see these drawings of Alfador being hanged:
If you see any you'd like to do a cover for, submit the following: 1. The name of the story 2. What you will draw (a description, or you can just quote a sentence or two from the story) 3. A sample of your existing artwork, showing that you can handle the species involved 4. How much you will charge for a preliminary sketch and then for the final, colored drawing
I probably don't have enough spare money to illustrate all my stories, but based on the rates I've seen quoted I should be able to get illos for about half of them, perhaps more. And in some ideal world I can imagine, my longest story, The Hanging Academy, would have at least three, perhaps four illos:
. Marshall's hanging from Part 1 . Wynn's final hanging at the end of Part 7 . Wynn and Maverick having sex (inter-femoral) while hanging . Wynn and Maverick in the Hall of Honor after they get paddled
Note: there's an index of hangings at the bottom of the Table of Contents page.
If there's anybody out there whose skills run more to building floor plans than to drawing furry characters, I could also envision a map of The Academy, a plan of a typical dorm room, the Party Pavilion, and perhaps the Hall of Honor.
There's a more detailed description of all those in an earlier journal entry.
So... anybody interested, please send me a PM or an email to APDamien@ca.rr.com