WERTHER DELL"EDERA MAZEBOOK COVER PROCESS

Hello all friends of The Farm!

Werther Dell'‘Edera was kind enough to share his thought process when creating the exclusive Secret Store variant cover for Mazebook Issue #3. Enjoy his commentary below…

"When Jeff approached me about my availability for a Mazebook variant I was absolutely thrilled. I've been a long time fan and this is the first time we have ever collaborated on a project. I tried to bring my love for his work to the table when approaching this cover.

Mazebook is a story about an intimate pain. The image of the main character is a reflection of a man - beaten up and wearing the weight of grief. Although it may not have been fun for Will in the story, his expressive nature and design makes him a blast to draw.

Ultimately, his character is at the center of the book and was the first thing I tackled. But I also wanted to incorporate imagery that stood out to me the most and that was "the line." Sun Tzu says there's a thin red line that connects everything and I kept thinking about this as the plot unfolded. In my cover, I wanted to use that red line as a symbol that connects to another major element of the story- the city and the map background.

A map is a simplification of something more complicated and, although it is a simplification, it is still complicated and intricate in its own right. In the center of all that is our main character and the heart of our story.

Surrounded by a simple yet complicated grief.

I hope you all enjoy the cover as much as I did doing it! Thanks so much to Jeff for the opportunity and I hope we get to work together again in the future."

WIP images, from rough to final:

I couldn’t be more thrilled with Werther’s variant cover for Mazebook Issue #3. If you want this super limited variant cover, you can subscribe to my Substack with the link below and get access to my Secret Store. -Jeff