Jan
14

We’ve got it covered

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Blackbirds, by Chuck WendigWe’re quite proud of the standard and range of our covers, here at Angry Robot Mansions, so it’s always gratifying to hear that other folk feel the same way.

So far this year our covers have won two publicly-voted cover competitions in the “Best of 2012″ category.

First up, over at Ranting Dragon, there was one enormous competition, which started with 64 of last year’s best titles pitted against each other – the winner of each round went through to the next stage in the competition, and voting began anew.

The overall winner was Joey HiFi‘s brilliant cover to Chuck Wendig’s Blackbirds.

More recently, The Qwillery took their favourite 12 covers of 2012 and asked their readers to vote on which was the best.

Angry Robot had 3 horses in the race – Chris McGrath‘s atmospheric cover to the Lee Collins debut, The Dead of Winter, Amazing15‘s brilliantly retro Dead Harvest (by Chris F Holm) and Joey HiFi’s now award-winning cover to Blackbirds.

1,189 votes were cast. Blackbirds received 492 votes, and Dead Harvest also received 492 – a dead heat! So, these 2 covers received 984 out of the 1,189 votes cast, with the other 205 votes split among the other 10 titles.

Congratulations to Joey HiFi and to Amazing15 for their superb work. Kudos also, to our very own Marc Gascoigne, who Art Directed both of these winning covers.

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