Good news! We are seeking THREE covers. Will you win all three prizes, as a jackpot, or maybe one or two? We have a series of three books, all at the same time, and will award three prizes! So we encourage you to design covers--both front and back with the blurbs as matched below--three times: Books One, Two, and Three. The covers can have a similar mood, characters, and style from book to book, but must stand out individually and not be copycats of each other.
Three books in a series for middle-grade readers, i.e. age 7 to 12. "My Wizard Buddy" series will cover the adventures of Tyler Dunsmore, who is 11 when the series starts. He will increase in age by one year per book, as will his wizard buddy, Dirk, who is of the same age as Tyler. Tyler is round-faced, mop-top straw-colored hair, freckles, while Dirk is black-haired, straight but a bit long at the end, oval-faced, neither wears glasses. Both increase in age from 11 to 13 each book through Books One to Three. (one year per book). Tyler looks more innocent, while Dirk is more mischievous -- Dirk is the wizard, while Tyler has no magical powers. Dirk, a stranger to Earth, wears clothes a bit odd for U.S.A. Tyler is American and lives in New England.
Titles of Books:
1. My Wizard Buddy
2. My Wizard Buddy: Wizard Planet
3. My Wizard Buddy: Target: Earth
And the subtitles are: (in order, to match the above)
1. Book One
2. Book Two
3. Book Three
Author names: Brian Wu and Scott Spotson
Themes for book covers: (plotlines for designers' assistance)
The market is mainly boys, aged 9 to 12. Middle Grade. Could appeal to girls too.
There are two main characters, A normal human boy named Tyler, with sandy brown hair, freckles, no glasses. A wizard named Dirk, dark black hair. Neither has glasses. They're both about the same height and build.
Every Boy's Fantasy is mainly about Dirk and Tyler becoming friends on Earth. If you want a specific scene from the book let me know. Dirk as a wizard has unlimited magic. Unlike Harry Potter, he does not use or need a wand. He is not learning magic either. Dirk is at Tyler's house or at Tyler's school. Tyler is in Grade 6.
Wizard Planet is mainly on Dirk's planet, i.e. it's a wizard planet. It looks like Earth except that the towns are arranged very differently, and everyone uses magic. If you want a specific scene from the book, let me know.
Target: Earth is back on Earth, and aliens are invading Earth using a spaceship. They trap Tyler and some other Earthlings thus it is speculative fiction like Doctor Who. Two revolving spheres act as scouts and seek out Tyler in his home. The aliens are named Genzi and they have blue skin and glassy eyes that make them look wide-eyed. They wear silver armor with rings of silver sticking out along the joints (i.e. shoulders, elbows, knees). They have a firm plastic wimple made of silver color which is like a drape behind their heads.