Man Allan Collins talks about finishing one of Mickey Spillane’s books in this interview with J. Kingston Pierce. What caught my eye was how Collins analyzes the unique design challenges of this cover.
Here’s part of his discussion, but more at the link.
"Mickey should be top-billed, but because of the exaggerated perspective, when you put Mickey up top, my lower byline seems bigger. So I wind up with what looks like top billing … but isn’t. I fear it encourages the misconception that these are new Hammer novels written wholly by me or by me from just scraps or notes. Not the case."
Cover by Martin Stiff.

Man Allan Collins talks about finishing one of Mickey Spillane’s books in this interview with J. Kingston Pierce. What caught my eye was how Collins analyzes the unique design challenges of this cover.

Here’s part of his discussion, but more at the link.

"Mickey should be top-billed, but because of the exaggerated perspective, when you put Mickey up top, my lower byline seems bigger. So I wind up with what looks like top billing … but isn’t. I fear it encourages the misconception that these are new Hammer novels written wholly by me or by me from just scraps or notes. Not the case."

Cover by Martin Stiff.