The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable Fib

Here is the cover I illustrated for Adam Shaughnessy’s middle grade book, The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable Fib. for Algonquin Books.I created it with water color dyes, photoshop and adobe illustrator.

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This assignment was exciting not only because I had a long, quirky title to hand letter, but the story had giants,a mysterious hut in the woods, and gods from Viking mythology. There were so many options to propose for the cover:

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We decided that the giant in the woods would hold the title best, and took a scene from the story of the kids running through the woods with the giant trailing behind them…

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