The Wolf’s Hour Cover Design
Here’s the finished cover design for Subterranean Press’ limited edition of The Wolf’s Hour by Robert McCammon. For this cover I was very much inspired by Drew Struzan’s movie posters for films such as Indiana Jones. Struzan has a very distinctive style and has created many memorable posters for some of the biggest movies of all time – as a huge Star Wars fan when I was younger, his posters for the series are forever etched in my mind.
The Wolf’s Hour is an adventure novel set in World War II about a British secret agent who goes behind enemy lines in an attempt to stop the German’s new secret weapon from being unleashed – the twist being that the agent is a werewolf. Although featuring a werewolf as the main protagonist, rather than being a straightforward horror, the adventure aspects came through most strongly for me and it recalls the feel of adventure and spy films, which is why I thought this ‘movie poster’ approach would make for a fitting cover.
This limited edition will also contain three colour interiors which I’ve also been working on.