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As I’ve mentioned before, I believe that cover art is similar to a type of bait — art directors and marketing teams hope that it’ll hook you. But in some special cases, you don’t have to know anything about the novel’s subject matter. The cover itself simply makes you want to know more.

This same idea also holds true for a pretty fantastic title.

ghislain_hisjdag-2311683A few observations can be made from this retro-tastic cover even before seeings its artwork:

  1. Stealing is somehow involved.
  2. Johnny Depp is somehow involved.

Title aside, this cover felt like a throwback to the 1960′s and 70′s, and I felt the immediate need to watch Space Ghost when I saw this cover online. The color scheme is an odd yet perfect blend to accompany its sci-fi story, and this cover art will stand out in a sea of blues, purples and pinks, which seem to be the current trend in YA cover art. How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend is the perfect example of a distinct illustrative style, a fantastic title, and enough of a summary to make me demand, why can’t this book be published this week?

Bryan Williams