Book post: Lauren Dixon!

One thing about this year is that the post has regained the element of surprise. The paperback and limited hardback of Lauren Dixon’s Welcome to the Bitch Bubble (with cover art by me) arrived this week — just as bubble-gum-and-bones as hoped.

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The collection, per Hydra House, is “of stories both published and unpublished, including “Double Dutch,” “Floating Feathers, Red Wings and Wild,” “Sheela of the Good Shepherd,” “If You Can’t Take the Heat, Don’t Hire a Yeti,” and many others. Her fiction walks the line between the strange, the weird, and the humorous, often in unsettling ways.” Which is about right. But also, Death wears a sundress.

I put up a process post earlier in the year — this, too, is a cut-paper silhouette, but it went through a few iterations: Cover art process: Welcome to the Bitch Bubble.

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Welcome to Lauren Dixon’s new collection

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A new cover is out in the world! Welcome to the Bitch Bubble, a collection of stories by Lauren Dixon, is now available for preorder (consult your local bookstore, but failing one of those, see also B&N, Amazon), and will be published by Hydra House 12 May 2020.

The collection, per Hydra House, is “of stories both published and unpublished, including “Double Dutch,” “Floating Feathers, Red Wings and Wild,” “Sheela of the Good Shepherd,” “If You Can’t Take the Heat, Don’t Hire a Yeti,” and many others. Her fiction walks the line between the strange, the weird, and the humorous, often in unsettling ways.”

I’ll put up a process post a bit later (patrons have been seeing this in stages), closer to the release date, but here is a cyanotype test of the skeleton in a sundress.

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Oh, and it’s a full cover. Cover type by Andy Romine.

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