Monday, January 25, 2016

Sunday Update

Life went and took away my entire evening.  I am stressed to the hilt, and need an episode of Mannix.

So without much ado, here are the five covers I did since the previous post.  I am inordinately fond of the ruby ring.  The texture for the jewel came of a certain amount of kismet and experimentation, and now I want to do more jewel-themed covers. Maybe a jewel heist cover?

And here are three more.  I realized that they are three quite different pictures of intrigue.  The first fanciful and high adventure (which doesn't do well as a thumbnail, alas), the second could be YA or romantic suspense, the third clearly much more hard-boiled.  I think all of them, though, would benefit from a real title, and not the meaningless "Title Here." 

Now off to watch some of Season 4 of Mannix -- a season with Peggy -- a show created by the famous Levinson and Link (who created Columbo and Murder, She Wrote).  A little heart-pounding theme music by Lalo Shifrin, and hip mid-century modern credit sequence.

Oh, and as usual, here is the Linky with all the other ROW80 participants who updated today.

See you in the funny papers.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Sorry that life hijacked your day. :( Never fun when that happens. I always have a hard time getting back on track afterwards, somehow.

The covers are great, though! I've never heard of Mannix and I thought I knew most of the detective shows. But, looking online, it appears I was 4 when the final episode aired...maybe they haven't been good about reruns and streaming?

The Daring Novelist said...

I don't recall about the reruns, but I do know that Mannix was one of those glaring oversights in DVD release. I met William Link at a drama festival several years ago, and I asked him "When is Mannix coming out on DVD?" He stared at me a second and then said, enthusiastically "GOOD QUESTION!" I think even he had kinda forgotten about the series, and I like to think I gave a little shove toward getting it released for video.

Hmmm, maybe I'll do Mannix for a friday favorite...

Beth Camp said...

Just saying hello from A Round of Words for 80 Days. Glad you are participating -- even if Sunday night was snatched away. Who can complain about inspirational tv shows, though? And I love the creativity in your book covers -- and irrepressible spirit. May the coming week give you lots of writing time!

The Daring Novelist said...

Thanks Beth!