Date: 2017-02-19 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] w. dow rieder (from
Yeah, I can can see why you liked their work, and no I can't articulate it either. Maybe it's that they had a way of definitively indicating a book was SFF, and giving a strong, interesting impression, without necessarily using the standard cover visual cliches.

Date: 2017-02-19 08:24 pm (UTC)
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I literally had no idea they did those covers! I know them and love/admire them as picture book illustrators. Do you know Pish, Posh Said Hieronymous Bosch? It is gorgeous. And Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears is also awesome. They could turn their artistic hands to just about anything, I think.

Date: 2017-02-20 09:15 am (UTC)
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Pish, Posh Said Hieronymous Bosch Oh gosh I know what I need.

-- Wow, I had seen some of their covers, but browsing their book illustrations, some of them I would never have guessed as the Dillons' work. I guess they had a specific subrange of style that they were using for SF.

Date: 2017-02-20 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bruce munro (from
They're certainly distinctive, but I don't like them all equally: those covers vary from enthusiastic "that's pretty cool" to monotone "huh" for me.

Even the worst is a step up from Baen covers, tho'. :)


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