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Lauren Beukes

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Zoo City Covers

A belated post (been too busy finalising proofs and putting together cool Zoo City publicity stuff – more on that later – to keep up to date on general bloggery).

Mandy J Watson has written in-depth articles on how both the Zoo City covers came about, Jacana’s South African cover by Joey Hifi and Angry Robot’s international cover by John Picacio.

Here’s the SA-cover story, which includes a slideshow on how Joey conceptualised the cover.

And here’s the international cover story which includes a fair whack on recent whitewashing and racefail covers (where the story’s black protagonist is magically de-melaninised on the cover).

And here’s the link to John Picacio’s blog, which includes his original cover sketch.


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