Dzur - Cover art question

Joy Jennifer Nicholson jjnichol at MIT.EDU
Wed Feb 8 11:44:35 PST 2006

Is there a reason the author/publisher can't tell the artist something
like "a jhereg is a winged lizard, with 2 legs and 2 wings.  Vlad is a
mid-twenties male human with brown hair and a mustache."?

If the artist is just told to go draw a jhereg, how does he find out
what a jhereg looks like in the first place?
> On 2/4/06, Sokerchick <sokerchick777 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > While we're on the subject of cover art...
> >
> > Who did the cover art for "The Book of Taltos"?
> The cover art for that book is the same as the art on the original Ace
> PB of /Taltos/, and the copyright page for that says that the art is
> by Kinuko Craft.
> >  Vlad doesn't have moustache.  I was under the assumption
> >  that this was one of his distinguishing features and he grew
> > it spicifically because Dragereans can't.
> True, but that would require that the artist read and understand the
> books very closely indeed.  Which is unlikely if it's just another
> commission.
> Nevertheless, I think her art is Cool:
>    http://www.kycraft.com/
> I just don't think it's appropriate for the Vladiad.