PROMPT TIME: New Premade Book Covers and Story Prompts

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I’m going to try something a little different this week. I want to have a little more fun with these premade covers other than just showing them off. Sometimes an image alone can spur a writer into a story concept, and when I get feedback like that on social media, it always brightens up my day a bit. Makes ya feel like you’re doing something right, you know? So in that spirit, I’m going to riff on each piece briefly, I guess in a way to remember what it was like when I was still actively writing fiction. Maybe it’s a way to brush up on those skills, a little practice  alongside the art.

I tend to cycle through skills –  going from writing, music, and art to prevent creative blocks and to keep things fresh and exciting. I will admit, though, art was my first passion, and I find myself being drawn to it with more frequency.  I feel at home there (especially when I’m playing with horror). There’s also a great challenge, and a difference, in creating art for art’s sake and creating a book cover. I’ll have to save that for another time.

I think anyone who has been publishing, either by traditional means or by the self-publishing route, can agree that writing is time consuming and difficult work. For me, making covers is a less labor intensive way to play with story elements in a much more speedy manner (plus it keeps me connected to a thriving community of storytellers, which is a great form of entertainment in itself). It scratches that writer brain itch. You know the one.

The voice that goes, “Ah, this would be a good prompt for a story.”

“I saw her in The Between. It was a glimpse, the curtains withdrawn revealed a lover. I knew her, but how? From where? We were made of smoke, nebulae, the ink of space outlining the stars that filled our form. We were dead. We were lovely. I did not want to come back.”

The visuals were already kicking in. He looked over the writhing mass of bodies and grinned. A wave of euphoria. The tickle of electricity. Fractals pulsated across his vision. He spotted a woman in the crowd. Her eyes reflected like an animal’s, orbs of light buried in the silhouette of a face. She appeared to be staring right at him, dancing for him. Her movements were set aside, as if the crowd parted for her. They moved at a different speed, but she –  she was fluid. Highlighted.

Anne tugged at his shirt, pulling him from the trance.

“This shit is fire,” he yelled over the music. “What did you call it?”

She squinted. “What did you take?”

Steven laughed and shrugged, throwing his hands up. “I don’t know, whatever you gave me!”

“I haven’t even got it yet! What are you talking about?”

“What?”

“It’s real. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen the miracles.”
“C’mon. We’re not twelve anymore. I’m not falling for it.”
“She’s right. I’ve seen it, too.”
“Seen what?”
Mary’s friends paused. She expected to see that glint in their eyes, that bit of glee when they were up to something. She’d been gone five years, and nothing had changed. Nothing at all. Small towns were like that.

Except, that glance wasn’t mischief. It was fear.

“The road between worlds is littered with bones. A place dreams can die if they linger too long.”


Three friends disappear walking home from a county fair without a trace. Stranger still, three separate voice mails are left on each of their parent’s phones. Voice messages that are all sent at the exact same time, saying the exact same message.

“We have something to show you.”

But the sound that comes next…

 


This summer
One man
Will kick
his house’s ass

I’ve got nothing on this one. I have failed. The torch is now yours to carryI misspelled “y’all” on the cover. All is lost but I’m for hire.

This piece actually began as a picture of the Nicholas Day, author of Grind Your Bones To Dust and co-owner of Rooster Republic, but don’t tell anyone.

See ya next week!


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

New Horror Art

A new body horror piece, available as a book cover or as part of our Omens Collection where you can find it as a poster, shirt, or even a phone case. Click the image below and take a stroll through our Redbubble store. Enjoy!

All premade covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

New Premade Covers!

Two new pieces from yesterday. A sci-fi cover to follow up an earlier work from this week and something a little more witchy and psychedelic. Enjoy!

All pre-made covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

New Covers!

Two new pieces constructed over last night and this morning. Horror first to get the blood flowing and then a change of pace with something in the sci-fi realm.

All pre-made covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

MY BFF SATAN: Commission Complete

Kyle Rader has been a blast to work with, not only because I have a thing for the satanic panic era but just because of the approach of the book itself – a heart warming comedy from what I understand. Plus, he’s just easy to get along with and the project went smooth as hell. We ended up doing a minimalist approach for the cover, and when he brought up the idea of a doing a book trailer, I knew I had to try to match the cover to the animation. It made the project even more fun.

Ok, less talky more showy. Check out the trailer! And I do believe the book will out around January?


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

New Pre-Made Books Covers!

Some of the recent works of the last week or so. All pre-made covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

More Horror Stock Art

At the end of the day, when I’m wrapping up or waiting on word on commission projects, I like to do some production art and tinker with styles. Here are a couple recent projects from the last couple of days.

All pre-made pieces are $75 with full jackets for print books at a total of $100, all text and kindle cover included. For more info on our services click here or check our Design Services page from the site menu. We are also open for commissions.

 

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can him at-

Vintage Style Cover Stock Art

Continuing a bit more this week with some vintage styled stock art. All pre-made pieces are still at the low price of $45 with full jackets for books at a total of $75, all text and kindle cover included. For more info on our services click here or check our Design Services page from the site menu.


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can him at-

Not All Monsters: Final Interior Art Reveal?

This may be the final interior image for the upcoming anthology Not All Monsters, due out by 2020 from Strangehouse Books and edited by the Bram Stoker Award Winner, Sara Tantlinger.

To follow some of the core members of the project, you can find Sara Tantlinger on Twitter @SaraJane52 and Nicholas Day on Twitter @nickdayonline


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can him at-