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Cover Art, Issue Three, by Kim Ayres

Cover artPosted by editor Fri, November 26, 2010 21:36:29
Reflections on and reactions to Issue Three cover art.

The artwork for issue three was created by Kim Ayres. More of his work can be seen at

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Posted by R. A. Keenan Thu, December 02, 2010 00:42:16

Terrific cover. The fiddler's eye is...well, eye-catching; her/his quixotic expression draws the viewer in deeper and imbeds itself in the mind's eye. Yes, I said that deliberately :)

I posted the cover (a plug to purchase Issue 3, of course) on TheNextBigWriter workshop site, and enjoyed the reaction. One member of the female persuasion posted, "...who is that sexy guy on the front?" I replied, "Gender is in the eye of the beholder, my dear."

Hmmm, I believe the eyes have it!


Posted by Kim Ayres Fri, November 26, 2010 23:02:14

I've always liked portrait photos that stare out at us. On the one hand, it's a portrait, so we're being invited to look - and yet, when the image is staring back at us, we feel like we are intruding and perhaps should look away. It's that mix between the 2 feelings of look but don't look that I find fascinating.