We Have Lost the President, by Paul Mathews

Author Paul Mathews has described his début novel as a 'futuristic comedy'.

The starting point was “Auto-Tech” robot, Brian, who despite only playing a minor role on the story, would be very present on Paul's website and in the promotion of the ebook, so a design was needed for Brian, who was Paul described as being bin-like.

I produced various cover concepts, which included a headless president’s suit and various scenes of Buckingham Palace, which plays an important part of the story. However, we eventually settled on a view of an empty President’s office, being frantically searched.

For the final version, the character in the foreground was changed to a woman, but otherwise the composition of the piece remained close to my concept sketch, with added elements of stacks of paper, and the objects on the desk, which included a slightly comedic cactus, to inject a little humour into the already chaotic scene.

To find out more about the cover, see concept art and watch the trailer, head over to the blog...

We Have Lost The President by Paul Mathews is available now as an abook from Amazon.