Good morning everyone! I had a great start to the new semester yesterday, and after a little hiatus due to a transition, it’s time for a new blog post! Today I want to give a shout-out to the talented Ms. Alexa Armsden, whose name you may recognize as the cover artist for Right Behind You.
For those who haven’t seen it, here is that cover:
I like it because it’s shadowy, mysterious, and tasteful. I think it really says “spooky and strange.” (Well, even more than just the words literally saying that…)
Anyway, Alexa’s a good visual artist (and a pretty cool person in general,) and I’m grateful for her contribution to the book, so here are a couple samples of her artwork:
And here is her artist bio:
I always loved to draw when I was younger, but I didn’t start taking it seriously until I was about eleven. It’s something I really love to do and I love thinking of fun new characters I can create! Usually, I get my inspiration from music, poetry, other things I read, and my general musings on a daily basis. Sometimes they work out, sometimes they don’t. The two pieces I wanted to share on here are perfect examples of my process I suppose. The “Hipster Medusa” character came from a “what if this monster girl really liked coffee” idea, and the “Red Girl” came from a song I was thinking about. They came pretty easily, but sometimes it’s really hard to get going with my art. Lack of ideas is usually my biggest downfall! Other than that, I just really love to draw and I was happy to help Geoff out with the book art.
Thanks and best wishes, Alexa!
Until next time,