Icebreaker: the US cover
October 12th, 2014
One of the things I have always loved about working in the arts is that you get to collaborate with other artists, and see how they interpret your work. When I used to write for Terrapin Puppet Theatre, I worked with puppeteers, directors, designers, puppet makers and all sorts of other people. One of my favourite puppets, made by Greg Methe for a show called Corpus Nullius, was this bellydancer.
Of course now I’m writing novels there’s not a lot of room for puppeteers etc, but there are illustrators and designers and art directors. In Australia I work with the very talented Sebastian Ciaffaglione, who has given us two gorgeous covers for the first two books in the Hidden series, as well as illustrating all of the Keepers trilogy.
I have loved Seb’s covers from the beginning, and didn’t think anyone could match what he did for Ice Breaker. But now I’ve seen the American cover (to be published next year by Feiwel & Friends/MacMillan), and it is beautiful, as well as being totally different from the Australian cover. What do you think?