Artwork, Photography & Collage Design

've always had an interest in photography, and over the past few years, my work in desktop publishing and Web design has allowed me to digitally alter my photos to create Web site banners for the sites of Delirium Books, Twilight Tales, Dark Arts Books, author Brian Keene and poet Kathy Kubik, as well as for my own site. See the Web section at the bottom of this page. I've also created desktop wallpaper backgrounds for computers. See the lefthand column to download some.

I've had the most fun designing book covers for a variety of presses. Thumbnails of the front covers, with larger size versions showing the front and back covers, are collected below:

Book Cover Design:

Redemption
Violet Eyes

Cover for Redemption

Dark Arts Books, 2017
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Violet Eyes

Dark Arts Books, 2017
Artwork by John Everson
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The Family Tree
NightWhere

Cover for The Family Tree

Dark Arts Books, 2017
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for NightWhere

Dark Arts Books, 2017
Artwork by John Everson
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Synchronized Sleepwalking
Failure

Cover for Synchronized Sleepwalking

Dark Arts Books, 2015
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Failure

Dark Arts Books, 2013
Artwork by John Everson
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Violet Lagoon
Vigilantes of Love

Cover for Violet Lagoon
Dark Arts Books, 2013
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Vigilantes of Love

10th Anniversary ed. Dark Arts, 2013
Artwork by John Everson
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Swallowed By The Cracks
Rough Cut

Cover for Swallowed By The Cracks

Dark Arts Books, 2011
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Rough Cut

Bad Moon Books, 2011
Artwork by John Everson
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Savage Nights
Christmas Tales

Cover for Savage Nights

W.D. Gagliani, 2010
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Christmas Tales

John Everson, 2010
Artwork by John Everson
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When The Night Comes Down
Mighty Unclean

Cover for When The Night Comes Down

Dark Arts Books, 2010
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Mighty Unclean

Dark Arts Books, 2009
Artwork by John Everson
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Like A Chinese Tattoo
Sins of the Sirens

Cover for Like A Chinese Tattoo

Dark Arts Books, 2008
Artwork by John Everson
(photo of Jade Paris by MinkyBlink)
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Cover for Sins of the Sirens

Dark Arts Books, 2008
Artwork by John Everson
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Divagations
Suckers

Cover for Divagations

Delirium Books, 2008
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Suckers
Delirium Books, 2008
Artwork by John Everson
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Restore From Backup

Cover for Restore from Backup

Bad Moon Books, 2007
Artwork by John Everson
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Waiting For October

Cover for Waiting for October

Dark Arts Books, 2007
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Candy in the Dumpster

Dark Arts Books, 2006
Artwork by John Everson
(photo of Jade Paris by MinkyBlink)
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Pickman's Motel
Blood Wish

Cover for Pickman's Motel

Delirium Books, 2007
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Blood Wish

Delirium Books, 2007
Artwork by John Everson
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Failure
Imprint

Cover for Failure

Delirium Books, 2006
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for Imprint

Delirium Books, 2006
Artwork by John Everson
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Spooks!
The Occult Detective

Cover for Spooks!

Twilight Tales Books, 2004
Artwork by John Everson
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Cover for The Occult Detective

Twilight Tales Books, 2005
Artwork by John Everson
(photo of Robert Weinberg by Tina Jens)
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Undertow of Small Town Dreams
Vigilantes of Love

Cover for
The Undertow of Small Town Dreams

Twilight Tales Books, 2003
Artwork by John Everson
Road photo by Geri Everson
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Cover for Vigilantes of Love

Twilight Tales Books, 2003
Artwork by John Everson
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Kids & Squids
Freaks, Geeks & Sideshow Floozies

Cover for Cthulhu and the Coeds

Twilight Tales Books, 2003
B/W Artwork by Richard Chwedyk, augmented and colored by John
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Cover for
Freaks, Geeks & Sideshow Floozies

Twilight Tales Books, 2002
Original Artwork by GAK; Reconstructed and "staged" by John
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Web Banner Collages & Design

hile my Web designs are no longer "live" on these sites, you can see the banners I created for them, and a graphic depiction of how the pages looked when they were working site designs below. The most recent site design I've worked on was for Brian Keene's 2005 site, which relaunched in 2008 retaining only the banner from the original look:

 

Brian Keene Web Collage:

Brian Keene Banner

Brian Keene's publisher, Shane Ryan Staley at Delirium Books, wanted to give Brian a Christmas present for 2005...so he asked me to design a new look for the Keene site. I used, abused and warped and melded the art from two of Brian's Delirium titles -- Earthworm Gods and City of the Dead to create the new look. Keene's site held this design from December 2005 until early 2010.

Delirium Books 2003-05 Web Collage:

Delirium Books Banner

This collage includes images from a house in the New Orleans French Quarter, a church in San Francisco and Resurrection Cemetery, near Chicago (where there are longstanding tales of the ghost of "Resurrection Mary"). It became the top anchor for the Delirium Books Web site at www.deliriumbooks.com, which I also did the 2003-05 design for. The site has been redesigned a couple of times since...

John Everson.com 2004 Web Collage:

Everson 2004 site design

This collage includes images from Bourbon Street in the New Orleans French Quarter and San Francisco which were used in the cover of my short story collection Vigilantes of Love, as well as tombstone from the "haunted" Bachelor's Grove cemetery on the south side of Chicago and a clip from the cover of my first book, Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions. It was the banner graphic for this site in 2003-2004.

Twilight Tales Web Collage:

Twilight Tales Banner

The image above is collaged from the trees in my backyard, as well as my wife's eyes. It's a portion of the image that became the Spooks! anthology book cover. The treatment above became the top anchor for the Twilight Tales Web site for a couple years at www.twilighttales.com, which I also did the design for.

 

Kathy Kubik Web Collage:

Kathy Kubik Banner

The image above was simply a photo taken from my hotel room while I was on vacation in Honolulu in 2003. It became the top anchor of poet Kathy Kubik's site for several years (it's gone now) at www.kathykubik.com when I was constructing a simple design for her site that could give a feeling of vastness and the eternal.