January’s issue of Jersey Devil Press marks my first public outing as their production editor, in charge of the layout and design of the pdf “print” issue and the web version of the issue. And while I’m mostly just adding personal touches to the excellent work Eirik Gumeny did setting this whole thing up, I’m still pretty damned pleased with the work!
It helps that our new content editor, Mike Sweeney, has such awesome taste in fiction, too — just this afternoon I was telling him how much better the stories look each time I read them while designing the issue.
The one thing I did want to bring to Jersey Devil Press with my first issue was some outside cover art. A lot of Eirik’s covers are fantastic, but I love meeting and talking to and working with visual artists and photographers, so I was looking forward to finding some good outside cover art for the magazine. And my first cover artist, Patrick Breeden, has contributed a simply killer abstract piece. Which is why I’m skipping my own Photo blog post today and just putting up the cover of Jersey Devil Press.
Now, go read some fiction. You can thank me later.