Sunday, November 09, 2014

My Hated Book Covers

About twenty years ago I illustrated the covers and interiors for a young readers book series about a talking detective basset hound named Wordsworth. Only well after the series was in print did the editor tell me author Todd Stasser hated my work. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.



All the originals, done in acrylic airbrush colour on watercolour paper, are long gone. But I did have enough forsight to make colour copies at the time. Here are five of the six covers from my hated book cover series...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is your opportunity for retaliation: were the books badly written?

Roger Reed

Leif Peng said...

LoL, Roger ;^)

Anonymous said...

I dont know what he was thinking!

These are so cute and well drawn!

TerBear said...


I think they're great! Obviously Todd Stasser has absolutely no taste. ;-)

Leif Peng said...

That's very kind, TerBear - thank you :^)