So this year I decided to commission the cover art with a local artist I met at Planet Comicon. I wrote a post earlier this year about Megan Fitts and her BFA project, a self-published (with Kickstarter help) comic book. I contacted Megan a couple of months ago about producing the artwork for my annual CD. We met, chatted about the CD and other Christmas topics, and I asked her to work up some ideas. The only guidance I gave was "Christmas music", and I wanted to see what she would come up with.
She sent me back, after just a few days, rough sketches of five options. They were all great - the hardest part was choosing from among the five to have her finish them out. About this same time I was having playlist angst - my playlist was too long for one CD and still I had more songs I was waiting on - so I decided I would do a 2-disc set this year. So, I picked the top two designs and let Megan work her artistry. And so, I'm proud to present a preview of the artwork for Christmas Music 2016, Discs 1 and 2.
Her black and white concept for disc 2 is brilliant.
Please visit Megan's Facebook page and her Tumblr page to view more of her artwork.
Art of Megan Fitts Facebook
Art of Megan Fitts Tumblr