Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cover design - Killer Reels

I got loads of great feedback on the potential title for the short story collection I've put together. It was very much appreciated and really helped my thinking and decision making. In the end I decided to go for one that no-one selected or put forward - Killer Reels. I like the double play of the title - binding 'death/movies' on the one hand, and signalling 'great stories' on the other. Also, the stories are all pieces of flash fiction - 700-1500 words each; in Irish music a reel is a quick dance and they are ofter strung together in sets with no pause between them. Killer Reels is a set of interlinked short stories where each story refers back to the previous and gives a taster of the next. Below is the cover as designed by JT Lindroos, which I'm very pleased with. If you're looking for a cover, he's your man. Excellent to work with.


5 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

I like the cover very much Rob, and the title works well. I'm looking forward to its release.

Bernadette said...

Indeed a good cover

And I like the double-meaning of reels. I had forgotten that - but then I put those years of Irish dancing that my mother forced me to take behind me - it took her a lot longer than it took me to realise I have all the rhythm of a cheese sandwich

pattinase (abbott) said...

Perfect, Rob. And the cover is just brilliant with the intimations of it being a recording along with the frightening image.

Paul D Brazill said...

Aye, beaut!

Rob Kitchin said...

Yes, very pleased with cover. Would like to see you cheese sandwich dance Bernadette. Perhaps you could post up on YouTube?