For the past few months, I’ve been secretly designing a book cover for the wonderfully talented Patrick T. Gorman. If you are a Star Wars fan or have been to the Star Wars Celebrations, you probably have heard of the “Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes” or the “Star Wars Saga in 60 minutes.” Patrick is the creative genius behind these wonderful productions. He wrote and directed them. So he’s kind of a big deal in my book.
I was lucky enough to be introduced “digitally” to Patrick through our crazy mutual friend Nick Simon. (I have never actually met Patrick in person, or even talked to him on the phone! Cray!) But in this digital age of awesomeness we collaboratively created this book cover for his first novel “QUENTIN MCFURY – THE LAST DEFENDER”. And I could not be more pleased!
We started back in May of 2013 and over the course of hundreds of sketches, digital illustrations, type layout, color choices, font choices, synopsis writing and rewriting, we have finally come down the final stretch of artwork!
So here it is in all it’s glory! I can’t wait to get copies for all the readers in my family!
SYNOPSIS FOR QUENTIN MCFURY – THE LAST DEFENDER
One September day, everyone disappeared…
Everyone except gawky, geeky Quentin McFury. When he fell asleep in English class, Quentin never thought he’d wake up with drool on his desk and no one else on Earth.
In search of answers, the teen will steal a spaceship, fall for a snarky purple girl, and make friends with a strange robot who denies he’s a robot. Together, they will fight through a universe Quentin never knew existed to rescue his people. But will he find his fellow humans before a group of mysterious pursuers catch him first?
“The best and only way to describe Quentin McFury: He’s sort of like if Douglas Adams and Nick Hornby had a love child and it was up to that kid to save the universe. I fell in love with Quentin as he bumbled his way through the galaxy. And I’ll be honest, he broke my heart a little along the way.”
— SARAH WATSON, writer for PARENTHOOD and THE MIDDLEMAN
About Patrick T. Gorman
An expat Nebraskan with multiple useless degrees from USC, Patrick T. Gorman has made a name for himself out of letters from the alphabet. A Playwright-in-Residence for the esteemed stage company Festival Theatre USA at the young age of 23, Patrick T. Gorman stormed the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the writer of three plays that yielded sellout crowds and glowing reviews. Since then, Patrick continues to furiously write screenplays, plays, and anything else that his dainty little hands will scribble out, always moving forward like a chunky bearded shark.
You will be able to purchase Patrick’s book from Amazon in the next few weeks as he finalizes the interior chapters.
UPDATE!!!! It’s now available for PURCHASE!! Congrats to Patrick!!
You can find it here on Amazon:
iTunes Version: Search for “Quentin McFury” in iTunes on you iPads, iPods or iPhones!
I can’t wait for you all to fall in love with Quentin, Trinta and Roddy as they make their way across the galaxy! Believe me when I say, you are going to LOVE this book.