"Gay Like Me" covers

underdarkness's picture

Hey, I've listed links to each of the covers I designed.

Note: the second one is more of a joke than anything. I was bored when I designed it. It's still kinda cute though.

For those of you who want to see the good details: Hi-res

http://www.samersguild.com/gaylikeme/gaylikeme.jpg
http://www.samersguild.com/gaylikeme/gaylikeme2.jpg
http://www.samersguild.com/gaylikeme/gaylikeme3.jpg
http://www.samersguild.com/gaylikeme/gaylikeme4.jpg

For those of you with slow computers: Lo-res

http://www.samersguild.com/gaylikeme/1.jpg
http://www.samersguild.com/gaylikeme/2.jpg
http://www.samersguild.com/gaylikeme/3.jpg
http://www.samersguild.com/gaylikeme/4.jpg

Tell me which one you guys like best!

My friend Zach wanted to pose for the cover.
http://www.samersguild.com/gaylikeme/gaylikeme5.jpg

(I put all of this on Pat's site because I'm going to end up helping him out with the Gay Like Me site details later on anyway)

Comments

haNa's picture

#1

Number 1, without a doubt. It's awesome, I like it. I would totally buy that book in a second.

~haNa

Rainbow_Al's picture

I like the first one...but

I like the first one...but maybe a flip side of a girl could be shown or something? i just feel it should include both genders

otherwise its pretty damn awesome

There are a few things in life worth dying for; but there are a million things worth living for!

commander147's picture

I think you should wait to

I think you should wait to pick a cover untill we see an overall "flavor" of the book
(but personally I like the 3rd one)

Go to any quiet place and listen, and soon you will hear the voices of those who came before you. Long after we leave this place, our voices will echo in these halls.

whateversexual_llama's picture

I'm a fan of #3 Whatever I

I'm a fan of #3

Whatever I did, I didn't do it.

Shenlong the Arcane's picture

I agree. I'm a fan of number

I agree. I'm a fan of number 3. 2 is a nice cover though, a little lighthearted but nice.

Uncertain's picture

I like number 1

Number 1 is truly sexy, number 3 ain't too bad as well

patnelsonchilds's picture

You had mentioned putting a

You had mentioned putting a girl on the back cover. I like number one the best if there's going to be a girl on the back. Otherwise, I'd vote for 3.

- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay
characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"
http://www.patnelsonchilds.com
http://www.amazon.com/shops/patnelsonchilds

Toph's picture

Just what I was

Just what I was thinking...
I really like that idea! :D

~May the spirits guide your every move...to assure you please her in all the right places XD

Ginger's picture

yeah

i would have to agree with pat.

Ginger's picture

if you were going to put a girl on the back for #3

could you go ahead and make that so that we know what it looks like?

patnelsonchilds's picture

I think you mean number 1,

I think you mean number 1, with the boy on the front and the girl on the back, right?

- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay
characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"
http://www.patnelsonchilds.com
http://www.amazon.com/shops/patnelsonchilds

patnelsonchilds's picture

Let me just go into a bit

Let me just go into a bit more detail about my preference choice. I like number one (with the girl from number four on the back?) better than number three because it has the kids on the cover. Number three, with the shadows, may be more realistic - like "we are hidden in the shadows". But I think it would be better if the cover was more of a reflection of our aspirations - to be able to come out and be who we are. That's just my feeling.

- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay
characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"
http://www.patnelsonchilds.com
http://www.amazon.com/shops/patnelsonchilds

Toph's picture

Oh, yes! Like the front

Oh, yes! Like the front shows the boy sad and forlorn, but on the flip side (the back, haha) there's that girl who is joyous. Oh, I love that idea! It shows two sides of two different things. YES!
(Excuse my various exclamations because I am so excited about this whole GLM project. FINALLY! A chance to say to the hidden queer youth, "You're not alone!")

~May the spirits guide your every move...to assure you please her in all the right places XD

dykehalo's picture

hmm..

I really like number 3. However if we go with like the girl on the front or back and the guy ont eh reverse side i like that idea too but the girl on number 4 looked scared which i didn't like
~~~NO DAY BUT TODAY~~~

saving the last koala bear's picture

I also like the first one,

I also like the first one, with a girl on the back, although I don't really think the girl on the back should be the girl from #4.

Feather's picture

Number One

I would have to say that number one would be my favorite, even if there wasn't a girl on the back. But... if there was a girl on the back it would be my absoluuuute favorite without any doubts whatsoever.

underdarkness's picture

Well, it's settled.

#1 goes on the front and #4 goes on the back.

- One Nation, Under Darkness

Grace Hughen's picture

#3

I like number three the best. It's not just one person on the cover - it's a bunch of people's shadows. It says "you're not alone" a little more clearly than the other ones, and telling people they're not alone is really a big part of why we're all contributing to a book like this.