My cover for the new paperback release of the classic UK children’s book, “Carrie’s War” by Nina Bawden.
When I was approached to work on it, the editors had a pretty clear idea of what they wanted the cover image to be, which was Carrie seeing the bombing of London during WWII.
There were quite a few changes over the course of designing it. It went through several different color options and minor tweaks to work around the cover design elements. The man’s leg that was in the foreground got cut right at the end.
It was great working with AD/designer Tom Sanderson, who did an awesome job with the title design!
An Illustration for this month’s issue of The Atlantic. The author of the article describes how her interest in science and her romantic life just don’t seem compatible. After going on a cruise geared towards like-minded sciencephiles, she is okay with that divide.
The original design was going to have the figure on a boat deck, but that was dropped for just a solid background. I wrote out a bunch of particle physics equations to make it break things up a little.