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Seekers 1 Final by RobCaswell Seekers 1 Final by RobCaswell
Well I'm catching word that "Star Trek Seekers" one has hit the streets, so if you were planning to buy local, it's time to get out there. If you don't see it on shelves, be sure to ask for it ;) I'll be posting some related art to my cover over the next two weeks, to support both the book's release and the coming Shore Leave covention in Baltimore where me and the whole Seekers' writing team will be giving a presentation on the project.

All that said, here's the final delivered cover art for #1, sans the "Blishian graphics". It's a little larger (extra space on the sides) that what you'll see on the final printed cover. Image primarily done in DAZ Studio and Photoshop. Sagittarius model by Mark Azevedo, Klingon BoP model by Fabio Passaro.
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You actually did the cover for the book? Wow I know people in high places then. If you do talk to David Mack send my regards and let him know is is one of my 2 favourite authors. :D

Fantastic work on the cover, I really like it, nothing better than seeing a Starfleet ship getting blasted at by a Klingon in that era. :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'll see Mack on Friday so I'll try to remember to pass along your message! :)
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thanks mate being that U live in Australia I have high hopes of ever meeting him so I really do appreciate it. :D
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man the got them on the run but it looks like they're handling their situation!!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks the gods for magic glow fields!!! ;)
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zysurge Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Awesome artwork!   Can't wait to read it - the Vanguard series is my favorite Trek book series, and if Seekers in on that level, it'll be great!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
I gotta dig into the text myself!
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is totally great, dear!
I love everything in it from top to toe but I'm particularly hooked by that...erm....disruptor-trying-to-melt-the-shield-thing of course!
That's an amazing visual effect!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I was trying to go for that "crackling energy" thing :)
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
successfully, if you ask me :)
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great! Like many others, these will be the first Trek books I've bought in a long, long time; I'd love to see if there will be any metrics that can determine how much of the sales volume is from the covers - and the unique story behind both them and the series - as opposed to either the authors or franchise.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)  Well I'll score you a copy at Shore Leave and get the team to load it up with graphitti.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Writer
Stupid Klingons. I hate them SOOOOOOOOOOO much.

In keeping with the tradition of the original "Blishian graphics" (or, at least, the old comics) you might want to add flames coming out of the nacelles and/or main hull. 
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
I could that!

If I wanted to.
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01Damocles Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Artist
Very cool!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! This one's my fave of the two I've done so far. The authors tend to go the other way on that.
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MitruComix Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A Great Work!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
THANKS!! :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHA! Long last! A true trek novel written by someone who gives a F***!

Hope the Feds torpedo that Bird!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw, but the Klingons just have those disruptors set to "tickle", being the playful scamps they are ;)

I'm looking forward to reading the book, myself!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!!!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, MS!
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BashBrannigan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Putting the planet at the top is inspired! Very dramatic scene!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it's a tried and true visual trick that adds more tension :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Worth buying the book just for the cover art! Well done! :)
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! Kind of you to say so!
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tommerch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats!

Thos. Merchant
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, bud! :)
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tommerch Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really ought to come by and say "Hi" in August.

Thos. Merchant
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
I down with that. You've still got my email, da?
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tommerch Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just emailed you from my alter-ego.

Thos. Merchant
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
And I replied - WOO-HOO! :)
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GrahamTG Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing beats the buzz of seeing your artwork published. Well done and well deserved.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Through the years I've gotten a bit jaded about that...but this is different.  My first mainstream paperback cover AND my own cover graphic design, plus inspiring the very series itself. Triple whammy! So it's fun and novel to feel the buzz again after so many years :squee:
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Super gorgeous
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! :highfive:
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
No worries mate :D
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Bloody fantastic, Rob. Looks incredible! :clap:

Unfortunately, I'll have to wait a year or so to get myself a copy; I only collect paperbacks, and publishers only put out hardcover for the first year :(
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
No, it's in paperback now. AT least in the states. As far as I know there's no plans for hardcover.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Really?? Cool! If that's the case, then I can get my copy now! :happybounce:
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'd think you'd be able to. If it's not in Montreal stores yet, they should be getting it very soon. You could just ask at the counter what their expected date is.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014  Professional Writer
I checked Amazon.ca and they have it on pre-order for later in the month. Seekers 2 is listed as pre-order for August. I'll be buying copies of both, of course :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
It sounds like they're more or less on the same schedule as the states.
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LordTrekie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great, might be my first Trek book purchase in a few years...
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ditto!!!
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm flattered!!! :squee:
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KristinF Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, very cool.  The star field is great!  Wonderful art sweetie.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, thank you, bud!! I'm glad you're finding appeal in "all aspects" of my work! ;)
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KristinF Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely ;)
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