I'm looking for the first ebook cover in a series of 10-15 comedy ebooks. It must work for Amazon, B&N, Kobo & iTunes. I want it to be something simple and eye-catching that speaks to the comedy genre and can be altered slightly for each new book while maintaining a clear visual brand across the series.
I imagine this will be an illustration rather than a photograph, but I'm open to photographs as long as they fit within the genre.
I want a particular object/character to be featured on the cover of each book, so for this project, I would like either a) a wild hog sitting in the middle of an empty road, b) a grackle sitting on the top of a wooden post looking stunned or c) the immediate aftermath of an exploded grackle on a playground, (feathers in a heap or something of that variety). I don't have a strong idea of what these might look like, so I'm willing to work with designers on it if I see a spark I like.
**Update: After getting some of the designs in, the hog idea mentioned above is hitting closer to what I had in mind than the grackle one, so please focus on that one, as it's likely the one I'll be picking a design from.**
The series is set in West Texas, so if you want to use that as inspiration, feel free, but I'm definitely not looking for anything over-the-top cowboy when it comes to fonts or style. I don't want people mistaking this for a western, basically.
As the title below hints, this satirizes religion (lovingly), so slight nods at that could be awesome, but I don't want any outright religious symbols on it.
The cover should also include:
Series title: Jessica Christ
Book title: The Beginning
Author name: H. Claire Taylor
**Update: The series title should read "Jessica Christ, Book 1" or have the design potential to be changed to that fairly easily**