‘The Girl who became a Tree’

i was recently commissioned by the Irish writer Jonathan O’Brien to make a cover for his novella-in-progress The Girl who became a Tree

here is Jonathan’s Tumblr

here are some of his Books, including essays on Schiller, Confucius and Aristotle

and here’s a link to Fallout, his collection of short stories about, amongst other things, “A boy who tries to derail a train. A superman who cannot fly [and] A husband attacked by a vacuum cleaner.”

hopefully the The Girl who became a Tree will be available sometime in 2015!

the girl who became a tree

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42 comments on “‘The Girl who became a Tree’

  1. Ellen Morris Prewitt says:

    That is so cool!

  2. I also like the way you did his name. x

    • Hello, Fig says:

      thanks, rosa 🙂 kind of child-like i guess but the girl in the story’s school-age i think

  3. kerbey says:

    Well, look at you getting down with your bad self, gettin’ figgy with it. Congrats! I hope she’s not like those people on The Learning Channel who turn into trees, and their face becomes bark. I’ll assume not.

    • Hello, Fig says:

      wow i need to check the learning channel out, sounds amazing 😉 oh and i like to get figgy wid it on a daily basis hehe 😀

  4. Love what you did with this cover. It is very interesting.

  5. Congrats! Love the collage, you did a great job 🙂

    • Hello, Fig says:

      thanks, virginia! not sure it was quite what jonathan was after, but fun to make and all good practice 🙂

  6. I love how you handled the project. It looks Asian. The type works in really well too, unifying it.

  7. Looks awesome! Wish I had a dress like that!

  8. Wayne says:

    Your cover design is definitely a lot more interesting than his other covers. Great job!

    • Hello, Fig says:

      thanks wayne! haha i do think the cover for ‘fallout’ is pretty sweet. i guess this one maybe has a bit more energy tho.. 🙂

  9. That is awesome! Congratulations!!!

  10. I love it! Wanna design my blog header? Jk. (unless I can afford it)

  11. pinkybinks says:

    Fantastic news…….:)

  12. JunkChuck says:

    That’s fantastic–I’d absolutely pick that book up for a closer look, after seeing your cover, and that’s the name of the game, right?

  13. jazzytower says:

    Very cool! And huge congratulations.

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