Skip to main content

Book Cover: The Season Bonker

Crime Thriller Ebook Cover
Once again I try my hand at creating my own book covers. I find playing around in my graphics program helps to motivate me to write even more. Honestly, I'm not sure how it correlates but I'll take every shred of inspiration I can get my hands on.

The Crime Thriller Ebook Cover



Crime Thriller Ebook Cover
 This design is inspired by a fantastic tutorial by Grace Fussel on Envatotuts. The tutorial is made for the program Adobe InDesign but I adapted it somewhat as I'm more familiar with Adobe Photoshop. From what I can tell there are common elements that each genre has for their book covers. Crime Thrillers seem to love bold fonts with either a winter background or a modern cityscape background.

Crime Thriller Ebook Cover
On my second try I decided a bolder red color fit my cold, heartless, winter scene. I also didn't put as many white circles on the book cover like in the tutorial. Though I did keep the central white circle then extended it outward to meet up with the branches of the trees.

He walks with a bat.
Shield your cranium with care.
The Bonker is on the Prowl!

Mhmm a little background on the title, 'The Season Bonker'. In the tutorial book example the title is 'The Winter Killer'. Not being one to copy outright I changed it then also removed the granite texture used to fill in the second word. What was I thinking you perhaps wonder? Well, I admittedly do have a quirky sense of humor. In fact, if you've read one of my novels you've experienced that for yourself.

Crime Thriller Ebook Cover

Self-publishing is a long road of discovery filled with sweat, tears, and hard work. I'm grateful there are graphic designers that are willing to share their knowledge via tutorials. Thanks to the practice I feel I have a better grasp on creating a crime thriller book cover.

Happy reading!
Wendy May

Popular posts from this blog

Fantasy Author - Wendy May

Blog Website of Wendy May, Fantasy Author 
Hello and welcome,

I'm Wendy May, a Fantasy author. When I was a child there were two constants in my life; drawing and writing. My imagination freely took me to fantasy lands of adventure. I often spent hours thinking up mystical worlds that were inhabited by amazing and whimsical characters. During times when I felt the most alone my stories were what kept me going. And so, I'd love to share them with you in the hopes that you'll happily lose yourself in the fantastical worlds I've created. Take a moment to step away from the rigors of life and join me in a fun adventure!

Feel free to explore about but don't forget to visit my actual Fantasy website:Excerpts: This is where I put samples of short stories, flash fiction, and snippets from my novels.My Worlds: Various realms exist in my universe. This is where you can learn more about each world.Book Covers: As an author I have to rely on purchasing a professionally made e…

J&L Creations: Night Shift Kindle eBook cover

Need an eye-catching and affordable Kindle eBook cover creator? Or seeking a nostalgic trip down memory lane with vintage toys or VHS? Have a look at J&L Creations Etsy Shop. They're a fairly new shop but from the looks of it their store is flourishing with shabby chic crafts, quirky items, and vintage products. Have a look for yourself!

Chronicles of Zaloria: The Varul

I'm nearly finished with a fantasy adventure trilogy of stories that features heavy romance elements. This series is a tad different from the fantasy adventures I often write about as they involve wolf-like humanoids set in a world where fairy tales and cultural legends collide.