‘Zombies Love Brains’ Draft Cover Designs – Which One Is Better?

1 Apr

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been working on a zombie-themed picture book called Zombies Love Brains for kids aged three and older. I’ve now got all the final artwork for in from the illustrator, Mike Kloran (and he’s done a great job with everything!), and I’m busy formatting the book itself (which is pretty much finished) and the cover.

It’s with the latter that I’m having a slight problem. I’ve got a choice between two possible background colours one yellowish gold and the other mid-night blue, and while I prefer the gold one, almost everyone else I’ve shown it to has preferred the blue one. However, I’ve still only shown it to a handful of people, and I thought it would be good to seek a wider range of opinions.

This is where you, the readers of my humble little blog, will hopefully come riding in to the rescue. The two cover designs are shown in the picture below, and the question is simple: which do you prefer best? To submit your answer, just complete the poll below the image. If the poll isn’t visible (and I’m having trouble with this!), or if you want to say something more, please leave a comment. Thanks for your help.

Which cover design do you think is better?

Which cover design do you think is better?

PS At the moment, Zombies Love Brains is scheduled for release later this year, but I’ll be posting more about it on this blog between now and its release date, so if you’re interested, just watch this space!

From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.


9 Responses to “‘Zombies Love Brains’ Draft Cover Designs – Which One Is Better?”

  1. Jc Loh 02/04/2016 at 07:19 #

    The Gold looks better, even from a zombie’s point of view.

  2. Kevin Burges 03/04/2016 at 02:42 #

    I’d say the dark one, largely because you can read the title. In the gold one it gets hidden in the zombie’s head.

    • Colin M. Drysdale 03/04/2016 at 12:49 #

      Thanks, Kevin. The issue about the title getting a bit lost in the zombie head on the gold one is a good point, and it was one of the reasons that I decided to try out the two different designs.

  3. mtnfeath 03/04/2016 at 21:34 #

    While I like the gold one – perhaps a little less threatening to a small child – I agree with Kevin, the title stands out better on the midnight blue background.

    • Colin M. Drysdale 04/04/2016 at 08:11 #

      Thanks. After Kevin’s comment, I spent some time yesterday re-arranging the text on the gold version so that it doesn’t get as lost in the image underneath it. I’ll post the new version after I’ve had a chance to see it myself to see whether it solves the issue of the title not standing out well enough on the gold version.

  4. Sally A.Peckham 01/05/2016 at 01:17 #

    I agree that the blue one is better at the moment, but if you change the text on the gold one, I think it’s the one to go with. 🙂

    • Colin M. Drysdale 01/05/2016 at 19:52 #

      Hi Sally,

      Thanks for the feedback. It seems that the gold background with black text is the most popular by about a ratio of 3 votes to 1, but I do need to re-arrange the text. I’ve already got a new draft with the new text layout, but I still need to tweak it a bit before posting it here for comments.

      All the best,



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