While we continue to finish, edit and prepare the episodes in the series for release, we'd like to treat you to something special to make the wait a little easier. Over the coming weeks we'll be revealing the unique cover for each story. This week, we're unveiling the artwork for Episode Ten: Heroes for Ghosts, written by Alex King and Ruth Long, and illustrated by Rosie Vernon.
In designing these covers, we wanted to go for something a bit different to the usual character composites. To fit both the prose format of the stories and the heavy literary themes found throughout the series, Project Lead Ruth Long has created stylized book covers, each inspired by their associated genres, symbolism and iconography. The designs draw heavily on the imagery and themes of their respective stories to create a distinct and striking aesthetic, whilst maintaining an overall sense of unity across the whole run of episodes.
Heroes for Ghosts is a story about stories and what they mean to us. There is a modernity to its cover that sets it apart from all of the others, taking inspiration from contemporary paperbacks, particularly those aimed at young adult audiences, which itself is only appropriate considering the teenage lead of the story. But there is another key reference for this cover, one alluding to Doctor Who’s long and mythic history; the mystery, wonder and hope of finding a TARDIS tucked away in the London gloom.
This gallery will be updated with the reveal of each new cover, so stay tuned! Next up we'll be showcasing the cover art for Episode Eleven: The Promise of a Soldier!