In which I need opinions

I’ve got two cons this month, and I want to bring at least one new banner with me. It makes sense for that to be connected to the Benevolence Archives since I have three books in that series. Ideally, I’d like to use the cover from Tales from the Benevolence Archives, since it has my characters on it. So I’ve been fiddling with that. And, well…

The issue here is the background color, which is defeating my meager abilities with image manipulation. I’m not a huge fan of the black. I could use a gradient, but I’ve not been able to find one that works in a way that I like with the top line of the cover image since it’s not a solid color. Also, the Prostetnic logo at the bottom probably needs to shrink a little. I can take or leave using the actual book logo or just choosing a better font (and going with a generic “Benevolence Archives” is probably not a bad idea) so … something like a combination of this image and this:

Neither of the cover images are really the right size to make them the entire background; I have no choice but to have some space somewhere, either at the top, the bottom, or both. So I think keeping it middle-ish is my best bet.

Anyone out there have strong opinions on how to handle this, or willing to fake having strong opinions?

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Luther M. Siler

Teacher, writer of words, and local curmudgeon. Enthusiastically profane. Occasionally hostile.

2 thoughts on “In which I need opinions

  1. I like the top one best. I think it flows into the bottom black background really well. I think it’s more visually intriguing than the bottom one. Even though I love that artwork. Hope this helps!


  2. I like the top one as well. I also think the red to black looks good. The blue one is interesting but doesn’t grab my attention the way the one with the characters does. Also, I’d make Prostetnic slightly smaller. (Sorry if I misspelled that!)

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