Hollandazed: Thoughts, Ideas, and Miscellany — Shields & Swords

COVER STORY: THE GRUNWALD SWORDS (by Tom Russell)

COVER STORY: THE GRUNWALD SWORDS (by Tom Russell)

The Grunwald Swords cover was certainly the easiest one that I ever did, as it went through the fewest iterations. Usually what happens is I'll have an idea for the cover, I'll block it out, and then find that I don't like it. So I'll scrap it for something else that I'll be happy with. Then I show it to Mary, who will give it the yay or the nay. Sometimes this results in me going at it again from scratch. And so on, until I end up with a cover that's half-way presentable. But with this one, I had...