The work is realy good, like every time, and put Lilith on the cover is a realy good idea. The choiceof the green is good, making a bit scary the cover and does focus on the character The technique is very good and clear, like in every work of Dave, and makes the desired effect. Just i don't agree with all this tentacles, that's annoying! Tentacles, tentacles everywhere!! And after all, the "stone" effect in wonderfull, it seem an acid drip by the keyhole, or a torn tapestry. Everything is very detailed, including the library, just glancing view. Practically deserves the highest voting.
Of course it looks amazing, you twig!! But all that aside... The whole thing looks very disconnected. I don't know how to put this into proper terms... but you have what appears to be a stone textured book, dark green cloth, a very futuristic central title (Dream Keepers), and a seemingly uber-lit scene with a character in the center. Its all very disjointed, if you must ask my professional marketer's opinion. My only artistic critique, however, is that you match the text so that everything is in a similar looking font. I know that's the central title for the series and all, but it looks so unrelated.
Oh come on, haven't you heard? Tendril, from that one 10-page series Tendril's Demise, is going to be introduced in this book! I think, at least; I'm pretty sure there's a picture somewhere. Anyway, that's how Tendril looks. That green cloth is Tendril's body stuff - matter - vines?
Wait a minute. Futuristic? Have you read the comic?
No. I was looking at this work largely from a pr (public relations) standpoint; tis my job. If he were selling this book to a general public (keyword: GENERAL), I would suggest that this cover looks very dysfunctional and would likely attract attention from people who found the odd combination of ideas very interesting or confusing. But, now that you tell me this style of cover is derived from the comics themselves, and not from any number of generic selling-point cliches, it makes more sense. Carry-on.
I absolutely love it. I have always liked the 'old, secret magical tome' look. And just the mystery the center image presents. Great work Dave & Liz. I very much look forward to reading this volume and those that shall follow.
Seriously, can't bloody wait for this... Awesome and intriguing cover - what is the mystery that lies beyond that light I wonder? What is the location of that drawing? Is she revisiting a library? Perhaps to understand secrets about ancient history of the city... Perhaps the whole region of the Dreamworld.
We'll be rooting for the release you two! Can't wait to get both of my books by post real soon (and I'm going to make it a strict rule to read it when it's rainin' like last time with my first book - the atmosphere was fantastic - well and true).