(PRWEB) July 24, 2012
Recognizing that successful book cover design often features the dynamic use of illustration, print and eBook publisher ExpertSubjects.com has published an article introducing self-publishing writers, authors and book cover designers to the work of two stand-out illustrators. The article is now available at http://www.expertsubjects.com/book-cover-illustration.php.
The ExpertSubjects.com article chronicles the work of Brad Holland, first an illustrator for underground magazines such as The East Village Other, Screw, The New York Ace, Rat, Mobster Times, The Berkeley Barb, and The LA Free Pres . Though famed for his work with Playboy Magazine, he also appeared regularly in the pages of Avant Garde magazine, Time, and Newsweek, and was a regular on the New York Times Op-Ed pages. Holland, known both for his painting and his book cover illustrations, illustrated for Frank Herbert’s God Emporer of Dune and Button Button by Richard Matheson.
The article also highlights the work of Frank Frazetta, originally a comic book artist for EC Comics, National Comics (including the superhero feature "Shining Knight"), Avon and several other comic book companies. Frazetta worked with Al Capp on his Li'l Abner comic strip, Dan Barry on the Flash Gordon daily strip and Harvey Kurtzman on the parody comic strip Little Annie Fanny for Playboy magazine. Frazetta’s illustrations were used in the book front cover design for a number of adventure books, notably Conan the Adventurer by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp. He also illustrated the book cover for classic Edgar Rice Burroughs books, notably, the Tarzan and John Carter series.
ExpertSubjects.com is committed to offer educational articles and lessons to writers and independent publishers. The site’s Learning Center educates authors on the art of book cover design to increase awareness of the breadth of creative possibilities, as well as the importance of cover design. The site aims to help self-publishing writers shepherd their own literary creations through today's rapidly changing marketplace. ExpertSubjects.com’s own team of experienced and highly-trained book cover designers can also help authors produce striking cover designs that jump from the shelf (or eBook reader). Writer and authors who wish to have a book cover designed can visit http://www.expertsubjects.com/covers/ and select the program of their choice.
ExpertSubjects.com is a trusted Internet resource for self-publishing authors, writers and educators. The site offers a wide variety of services to connect writers to prospective audiences, including editing, book cover design, formatting and distribution to e-readers and marketing. ExpertSubjects.com will soon also expand its services to include website design, book interior design, formatting and typesetting. For more information on self-publishing, please visit http://www.expertsubjects.com.