Friday Noir: Trubble’s Coming
A little different Friday Noir today…
A couple of months ago, I mentioned author Bard Constantine’s new book, The Troubleshooter. Bard calls it dystopian noir with a protagonist, Mick Trubble, that’s a cross between between Philip Marlowe and Blade Runner.
Bard had come across my noir images online and contacted me about possibly using one for the cover of this book. Sounded like a fun project, so I sent Bard some images that he thought he may want to use.
Then, in a post back in April, I did a little mock-up of what I thought a Troubleshooter cover could look like.
It was fun to do, using my crude Photoshop and design skills. But Bard, to his credit, engaged a true designer, Stefan, who came up with the eventual cover for The Troubleshooter.
It looks fantastic – exactly how I pictured it when I read the chapter Bard sent me – and I’m happy to see that they were able to still use “the man in the fedora” as a central element:
Bard had a pretty interesting story. He was thirty when he decided to give writing a full-time go. And he’s sweated blood since then, writing, rewriting, writing and writing.
Getting a book published is as a hard as the photography we do. But he’s keeping after it, looking at self publishing, e-publishing and indie publishing.
It’s not easy, but it’s his passion, and he’s pushing forward, getting better.
I’m proud to be along for part of his journey and I wish him the best of luck.
Check it out. You’ll be impressed.
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