It’s time for Puss in Boot’s cover reveal! Drum roll, please.
As usual, clicking on the image will take you to the larger version. Anyway, this cover has been in the works for a LONG time. Usually Myrrhlynn uses stockphotos to craft covers, but this time we decided to take the photo ourselves, which is why this has been such an extended the project.
The reason for our little project is the cat. He is an exact physical representation of my Puss because I based Puss on him, and he belongs to my parents. His name is Chewie (named after Chewbacca) and he is a handsome, snuggly fellow. To get this image Myrrhlynn and I had a photo shoot with him last year. Chewie, you see, has the unfortunate tendency to get his face scratched up–in particularly the bridge of nose–and we weren’t sure what time of year I would release Puss in Boots, but the book itself is solidly placed in summer. Fearing an out of season photo, or that Chewie would get his handsome face beat up, last August we seized the opportunity and snapped over thirty photos of him. The boots are a pair of Myrrhlynn’s old riding boots. To get the grass flat we had to stomp around on it–otherwise it would have been over Chewie’s head. During the photo shoot we gave Chewie a lot of treats, so I can confidentially say he enjoyed himself but if you want some proof check out some of the blooper photos below!
While Chewie is clearly the adorable part of the cover, I continue to be a font nerd. From the fancy p of Puss to the kitty paw print dotting the i, I am so in love with this cover’s font! As I was actually hanging around when Myrrhlynn made this cover, I have to say it was surprising to see the great deliberation that goes into choosing the font. After I thought about it for a while, though, I realized that the font usually represents the tone of the book, which made me all the more thankful Myrrhlynn reads my drafts so she knows what the book is about.
I owe Myrrhlynn a big thank you for once again producing a beautiful, meaningful cover, and for taking the photos with me. This photo and cover so perfectly represents Puss it makes me really impatient for Thursday to come! (Remember, it will be available Thursday, August 6.)
Sadly, I don’t think I’ll get a chance to update again before Puss in Boots is released, but the second I learn its available on Amazon I’ll post here! Until then, have a wonderful weekend, Champions!