Welcome to SKMB Andy BurnsHi Dana (and everyone)!
First of all, thank you much for the kind words about the book. As you can tell from reading it, I'm a Constant Reader like everyone here, and I wrote this book for folks just like us. I'm glad you found it approachable - that was my hope.
As for the artwork, Cemetery Dance chose Vincent as the artist, and asked me if I had any suggestions. I took a look at Vincent's work and shared a few thoughts:
- Something similar to Vincent's The End of the World or Abandoned paintings on his website (I've attached the images so you can take a look)
- An interpretation of Randall Flagg, perhaps his arms outstretched
- A burning Las Vegas
I was absolutely blown away with what Vincent came up with, beyond my wildest expectations.
If you love the cover, you can order prints from Vincent's website - I'm going to, even though my daughter says "it's freaky"