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The layout of this cover is perfect for the story, the pool of blood oozing down from the top to drown a dead man and stain the rest of us.




I can't find an artist for this, but it says designed by an Erich Hobbing.
Jacket design by Rex Bonomelli (found on back flap of jacket cover).
 

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The layout of this cover is perfect for the story, the pool of blood oozing down from the top to drown a dead man and stain the rest of us.




I can't find an artist for this, but it says designed by an Erich Hobbing.
this one I see jacket design by Rex Bonomelli. Photographs front Bettman/Corbis. Back, Bettmann/Corbis and dancing couple -- Neal Lankester/Alamy
 

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I love the art of a book so this is a really hard question.

Without a doubt, there was one chilling cover -- the one that pulled me in. And all it took was one drop of color.





Who designed this cover? Who was the artist? This is really frustrating. We talk about covers of Stephen King books, yet we don't mention the artist. And in press releases, it's hard to find the artist mentioned.

Publishers, you need to do better. Give credit where credit is earned. Someone or a group of someone's designed these covers. They pull us in. They intrigue us. And I don't care, but a lot of us DO judge a book by its cover at first. A bad cover doesn't necessarily mean we won't read it, but a beautiful, artistic cover can make me pick up a book faster than anything.
WHo designed this? I don't have the book to be able to look. And I must be putting in the wrong search words to pull up the information because I can't find it.
 

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Moderator -- why does my jacket give different information than yours?
No idea. I double-checked mine just to make sure I was quoting the right cover and it was for Lisey's Story. Even if you had a different edition, that shouldn't change the names for the people who did the jacket illustration since it's the same one.
 

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No idea. I double-checked mine just to make sure I was quoting the right cover and it was for Lisey's Story. Even if you had a different edition, that shouldn't change the names for the people who did the jacket illustration since it's the same one.
weird. Because right, no matter what edition, if it's using the same art, it should be the same people
 

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No idea. I double-checked mine just to make sure I was quoting the right cover and it was for Lisey's Story. Even if you had a different edition, that shouldn't change the names for the people who did the jacket illustration since it's the same one.
Wait. Please tell me I'm sitting on a bazillion dollar book because it got it WRONG. MISPRINT. BILLONAIRE. MIC DROP!

 

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This might be a dopey question, but does Stephen own every single permutation of his novels? In other words, are there any older published works he needs, to complete his own personal collection? For instance, I know he once was looking for a copy of a magazine containing his story "The Raft".
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He usually is sent at least one (author) copy of magazines which is why it was odd that he was missing "The Raft". We've still never found that particular magazine. In the case of the books, his contract specifies a certain number of books that will be sent to the office as part of his author copies which he then uses to send out to family, friends, employees, etc. The ones we don't keep as close an eye on are the anthologies that have reprints of short stories. It's possible some of those are missing from his collection.
 

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He usually is sent at least one (author) copy of magazines which is why it was odd that he was missing "The Raft". We've still never found that particular magazine. In the case of the books, his contract specifies a certain number of books that will be sent to the office as part of his author copies which he then uses to send out to family, friends, employees, etc. The ones we don't keep as close an eye on are the anthologies that have reprints of short stories. It's possible some of those are missing from his collection.
Great to know. Thank you, Marsha.