Unused Cover Art and Promotional
I thought some of these were interesting
enough to post.
Originally, I'd thought of doing the cover
for "In Search Of The
Fantastic" in black and white, like an old
50s Science Fiction movie.
When I decided to do a colorized version,
one of the things I experimented with was making the sky purple as
The purple carried over into some of the
promo shots Chrissy took during recording.
This was a promo photo framed with the
interior border art from the CD, and then used for the
Here's the "Planet Of
Garbage" cover with the garbage going all
the way up the frame, blocking the sky out of the picture.
I also experimented with a purplish tint
for the front cover. The back was tinted this way but it was
interesting to see what the front looked like. It's more like I
pictured the landscape in my head while brainstorming the piece: cold
An alternate colored sky for "Adventures of
Forever and Nowhere."
Another shot for "Adventures": standing
near the dinosaur, starting to come unstuck and fly apart during the
"The Old Familiar
Place" originally had this nighttime
cover, which was only abandoned when my new printer wouldn't
reproduce the colors I wanted.
Two ideas for an interior cover for
"A Play Of Light And
Shadow": me as a ghost Noh mask, and me as
a wandering malevolent ghost.
Three alternate colorizations, and an
alternate name font, for "Tales Of Today Will Be Tales Of Long
An alternate cover idea for "Phase Two".
Here's the full picture that ended up
being used, in edited and faded format, for the cover of Phase
Here's the cover of the unreleased "Hidden
Secrets Revealed", which was originally planned as the last of the
2003 series but shelved with the "one a month" format.
The first of many attempts at the
Of Illusion Variations" cover for
Cold Sky. This is the cover I'd planned when KOI was going to be a
solo project, waaay back in '81.
This one was rejected as too busy.
This one almost made it.
This is a fairly recent photo of the
Phantom Airship main desk, during the transfer project (note the