Mud Luscious Press
For the past year or so, I’ve had the opportunity to do some book jacket work for Mud Luscious Press. If you don’t know about them, you should. They’re a small press doing big things.
Run by author J.A. Tyler, MLP has been putting out chapbooks for some time now. These little lo-tech pamphlets always contain a single story from some brilliant author, and are perfect for a quick read on your commute, or while waiting for your wife to get ready for your evening on the town. If you have even less time, MLP has a great program called Stamp Stories, which is exactly what it sounds like: a story on a stamp-sized piece of paper. To get these, though, you have to buy a book through one of the participating presses. A clever idea, Tyler got other companies to distribute these for him when they fulfill their orders. Not a bad marketing plan!
It wasn’t until recently that MLP started doing larger books. These are the ones I’ve been working on. (See them above, or view larger versions on my Work page) To date, there have been a few novellas and an anthology of all the first year’s chapbooks. These titles are pocket-sized and perfect-bound, and Tyler’s author selections have been spot on. Ben Brooks, Sasha Fletcher, Molly Gaudry, all writers who are fresh and exciting, like the press itself. I hope that the work I’ve done for MLP reflects this, because these are great books that deserve a lot of readers, and that’s what will keep this fantastic press going. If you haven’t already, check out their website.