THE COVER STORY
The cover of Beyond the Pale (above) is a collaboration between many artists and creative minds. Its central image is an untitled drawing commonly referred to as “Girl Walking a Spider,” by the UK street artist Paul Insect. The photographer nine-0, a long-time at-the-scene chronicler of Insect’s work, generously agreed to release his photograph for use on the book cover. The image was then forwarded to the artist and illustrator Timothy J. Montgomery, who added more depth and a whole new foreground to allow room for lettering. From this point, the Winter Goose cover designers set to work, choosing font and text and adding the striking banner across the page. The final tint was added at suggestion of the author in order to help foster the impression of a movie poster.