Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Not So Sour Artwork

Allow me to introduce to you the cover for 'The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon', my chapbook which is to be published by Bucket 'O' Guts press later this summer. The stunning artwork (which is both green - my favourite colour - and has a butterfly - my favourite motif) is by Mr. Stephen Blundell. I have but one word - woot!

34 comments:

Adam Blomquist said...

Woot indeed. That's gnarly, congrats! I look forward to picking it up.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Adam. :D

Aaron Polson said...

So cool...(I'm wiping the book-cover-envy-drool from my keyboard as we speak).

Congrats, Cate!

Catherine J Gardner said...

I'm planting the thing everywhere, people will be sick to death of seeing it soon. ;D

katey said...

Oh, just beautiful! I'm even more excited to see it in my grubby little hands now. (Er, well, they're not grubby. But they could be!)

Sophie Playle said...

That's a nice cover! Congrats.

Rebecca Nazar said...

So lovely. My Biggest Congrats!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Katey, no grubbiness near the cover, thank you. :D Says she who spent her childhood colouring in illustrations and generally defacing books.

Thanks, Sophie. All kudos go to Mr. Blundell (and of course Mr. Lambert)

Thanks, Rebecca.

Horror Girl said...

ah me like! pretty!

congrats cate!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Me like pretty too, especially when pretty things are green and have butterflies hovering over glass jars. :D

Simon said...

Looks fandabidozi, Cate- woot to the power of ten!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Simon. And as your wooting, I hope that means you're swine free.

Myrrh said...

I, too, am a fan of the butterfly. This is amazing - I'm thrilled for you, Cate!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Mary.

Jamie Eyberg said...

One of the sweetest covers (and coolest titles) I have seen in a long time. Congratulations!

Barry Napier said...

Looks amazing. Stephen is so awesome...as are your stories. Can't wait to read this!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Jamie. I knew Stephen was good (the images I've seen for the Harvest Hill anthology are outstanding), but this far surpassed my expectations.

Thanks, Barry. Next up your cover art for Debris.

Carrie Harris said...

That's sooooooo awesome. You must be over the moon, and rightfully so.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I was over the moon but leaping over the darn orb (which isn't as round as it appears from Earth) caused me to pull my back and now I'm lying face down catching my breath.

Alan W. Davidson said...

That is a great piece of work by the artist. Congratulations.

Catherine J Gardner said...

It is indeed.

Jameson T. Caine said...

That kicks several different types of ass. Awesome!

K.C. Shaw said...

That is completely and utterly awesome. Woot indeed! It's gorgeous!

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats, that looks fabulous. Can't wait to get me a copy.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Gorgeous : )

Catherine J Gardner said...

Mr. Blundell rocks.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Very cool looking. Sincere congrats!

Mary said...

Fantastic, Cate! How cool that the cover is both lovely AND in your signature colour. Double Woot!! :)

Ian said...

Looks great! (I never would have guessed about the green thing... :P )

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Brendan.

Mary, fate.

Ian, maybe I'm a liar and my favourite colour is pink. ;D Then again, maybe not.

abrokenlaptop said...

That's absolutely stunning! I'd buy that for the cover art alone. Congratulations! :D

Catherine J Gardner said...

Me too. ;)

Anonymous said...

It was my pleasure to illustrate you're chapbook Catherine, it's a fantastic story and I look foward to reading more of your stories.

- Stephen

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Stephen. :) It is a truly beautiful piece of artwork.