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Friday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Worth a Thousand Scary Words: Cover Art, Illustration & Book Design

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This panel of artists, editors and authors will discuss the process that brings art to the printed page. They will show you how you can maximize your potential for success with the right cover art and book design, and how to honor the work of illustrators and designers. Artists, too, can learn how to draw inspiration from the written word. Learn how to boost the effectiveness of a cover, how to use a cover as a marketing launchpad, how design impacts a reading experience, different approaches to different formats (novels, anthologies, etc.) and more..

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Lynne Hansen

Artist, Lynne Hansen Art
Lynne Hansen is a horror artist who specializes in book covers. She loves creating art that tells a story and that helps connect publishers, authors and readers. Her art has appeared on the cover of the legendary Weird Tales Magazine, and she was selected by Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew... Read More →

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Jason Sizemore

Editor/Publisher, Apex Book Company
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Todd Keisling

Author, Graphic Designer, Precipice Books / Dullington Design Co.
TODD KEISLING is a writer and designer of the horrific and strange. His books include Scanlines, The Final Reconciliation, The Monochrome Trilogy, and Devil's Creek, a 2020 Bram Stoker Award finalist for Superior Achievement in a Novel. A pair of his earlier works were recipients... Read More →
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Dan Henk

Author, Deadguyllc
Dan’s early career included a year and a half stint drawing political cartoons for Madcap Magazine and illustrating underground projects such as Maximum Rock and Roll. He produced artwork for the bands Shai Hulud, Indecision, Koshari, Unsound, Coalesce, Most Precious Blood, L... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2023 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT