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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Mystery and a Contest

First, the Mystery: Take a look at the image above.
What is it? Any guesses?
Post a comment, saying what you think it is.
Then, if you cannot stand to wait, use your mouse
and highlight the blank space below to find out.

This is a piece of the cover design for Curse of the Spider King,
Book One of the Berinfell Prophecies Series by me and
Christopher Hopper.


I will post more pieces in the coming days. See how many pieces it takes you to guess correctly. That is, if you haven't already peeked. ;-)

A
nd now for the contest. I'm getting tired of looking at the plain header
for my blog. I know some of you have got to be amazingly good with
Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. So, design a header for this blog. The
best Header will win a signed copy of any of my books.

Here are the requirements:

1. Must say: "Enter the Door Within"
2. max width is 660 pixels wide. (I can't figure out the height)
3. Image must be in jpeg format and emailed to me (see sidebar for email)
4. All entries must be submitted by May 1st.
That's it! Now get designing, you creative people you!

24 comments:

Shyeloh said...

OHMYGOSH!!! It's the cover for you and Christopher Hopper's new book, isn't it?!!? The Curse of the Spider King! (jumps up and down) It looks awesome!

Am I right? (I don't want to look)

S. J. Deal said...

I'm guessing that it's The Curse of the Spider King's title background.

The Traveler said...

I must admit, I peeked. (As did the other commenters, ahem.) lol. Cool, I can't wait to read it!

DogsnBunBuns said...

Oh, well thanks, guys. I was gonna guess without looking, but of course you had to look and then post. =] I may forgive you sometime.

(BTW I was formerly queenofnarnia but I got an account)

ElizabethOfMena said...

Yeah...... I'm with those who peaked....... [coughs]

Anyways.... That is SO cool!!!!! I can't wait till it comes out!!! :D

cson said...

I had already seen the the whole thing somewhere (I won't tell where to spoil the surprise!), so I knew right away. SO COOL!

R.P.H said...

Super excited for Curse of the Spider King. I can not wait for it.

Really cool contest! I'm definitely going to try to enter.

Bye For Now,
Ryan

Katie G. said...

Well, I didn't peek, but that was my guess. lol

I'm so going to try and enter!!! Is there any limit to how many we can enter?

WayneThomasBatson said...

No limit to the number of entries.

Melissa Rose said...

I'm curious but I haven't looked. It looks very much like part of a book cover though. =)

Jordan said...

Mr. Batson, can we use the covers from your books on the header?

jon m. said...

OK, I did not look at the spoiler. I think it is the first part of the cover for your new book! The Berinfell Prophecies... The "T" in the picture is really the first letter in "The" in the title "The Berinfell Prophecies"... am I right? I didn't look...

WayneThomasBatson said...

Jordan,

you can absolutely use art from the covers--and from the desktop art in the sidebar on the blog.

Hopefully there will be some original art too, but with all the software out there, brilliant creative things can be done with just bits and pieces.

Have at it!

Jordan said...

Thank you! I'll get to work...

By the way, for everybody's information, the header is 660 x 105 pixels.

Rien Takhid said...

I'm with the others in guessing that that's the top left corner of the cover for "Curse of the Spider King" Now to double check my guess...

Araken said...

Awesome! I'll give the contest my best shot!

Paris said...

Looks like some sort of scroll...

The Writer said...

It's the book!!!

Kel said...

I'm with those who did NOT peek, guessed correctly on what it was, and then had my guess untimely confirmed by those who peeked and guessed...and I've only one thing to say:

SWEET AWESOMENESS!!!! I CANT WAIT!!!

Shyeloh said...

I didn't peek either!

The Lion Hearted said...

I peeked... I'm sorry, I can't stand it! Just like I can't stand the wait for TCotSK!! I'm not one of those creative people, so I'm content to see what you guys come up with... :)

WayneThomasBatson said...

COOLNESS, thanks for the specs for the header, Jordan. I'm updating the orignal post.

The header is 660 x 105 pixels.

Alassiel said...

That is a really cool cover. I can't wait to see the whole thing!

Anonymous said...

Cool!! I can't wait to read it!!!!