Unused Book Cover

I’m working on a book cover job right now, and it got me thinking about another piece I did for a book cover that never got used:


I was supposed to be for a Will Shortz crossword collection called The Crossword Connoisseur, but they ended up going with another concept entirely:


I was still paid the full amount, but they made some last minute change apparently. Anyway, thought I’d let my art have it’s moment in the bloggy sun.