Seven Deadly Sins: the illustrator and the layout editor

We asked our illustrator, Luke Spooner, how he came up with the central idea for the cover of our book and what he thought of when he heard of the theme for the Anthology.

“I really like the symbolism that surrounds the ideas of ‘the sins.’ It’s something that all humans can relate to, probably because we are nearly always somewhere on that spectrum at any given moment. There’s a very primal quality to the understanding of this particular set of emotions and thought patterns. Irrespective of language or culture, they seem to be universally recognised, and the opportunity to cobble that into some sort of visual interpretation is something that is both massive and rare.”

Pride Front Cover with text alternate

If you like this cover, you should see his other designs at freeze frame fiction and on his web site, Carrion House!

Our layout editor, D. Laserbeam, has been an icon at Scribophile for many years, so it’s no wonder we jumped at the chance to have Dino do the e-book formatting for the SDS anthologies. Dino writes, edits (Laserbeam Edits), is the founder & editor-in-chief of freeze frame fiction, and oh, yeah–is an engineer in real life!

 

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