My Books For Your Reading Pleasure

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Book Cover Artist, Susan Krupp

Never Judge a Book by its Cover? article by Susan Krupp
This may be a wise saying but in a practical sense it’s completely false.  We judge a book by it’s cover every single time we shop for one.  The art generates the first impression .  In fact, it’s the only certain page that everyone will see.  The cover of a  thriller should leave a potential reader with a sense of “!”.  A  mystery cover should leave a reader with a sense of “?”. 
 'A picture is worth a thousand words' is another common phrase.  The art must compel us, intrigue us, inspire us to open the book and visit the world inside.  A good cover will immediately immerse the reader.  The cover is the only visualization the reader will have before all visualizations become internal.  A good cover becomes a story unto itself.
Susan Krupp, an award winner from Ontario, Canada is the kind of imaginative designer of illustrative book covers that can, with an almost uncanny ability read an author's intent without having read the story.  She weaves the essence of  characters onto covers giving the story a believable reference that both catches the eye and stimulates the urge to pick the book up.
A good cover is essential in todays book market.   
Never judge a book by its cover?  A picture is worth a thousand words?  A good designer must marry the two.
Susan Krupp freelances and is available for new projects.  More of her work can be viewed at


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