project

Wicked Weeds: A Zombie Novel

Freelance book cover design

specs

6 × 9 inches
Paperback with flaps
Mandel Vilar Press
Fall 2016

about

An original translation of a Caribbean novel, the main character is a handsome zombie who works as an ethnobotanist for a pharmaceutical company. In order to become a real person, he secretly works on a formula to correct his condition and in the process discovers that possessing human emotions may be more than he can handle. The background of the cover design is a botanical illustration of the cashew tree which is a recurrent symbol throughout the story. The title and other cover text is fashioned after a vintage poison label representing various themes from the book including, chemistry, poison, and death.