Book cover for a "medieval gay pirate romance adventure novel" called There's Seamen on the Poop-Deck! Trim size 8.5 x 5.5, black on colored card stock.
I'd like it to look old-agey (medieval), so the cover design shouldn't be too modern. Black on colored card stock is how this is going to be printed. See the attached "Grab them by the Crotch" book for an example of something similar in style.
The elements should be as follows:
The name "François le Foutre"
Image that conveys the tone of the book
The title "There's Seamen on the Poop-Deck!"
"A gay pirate romance adventure."
I want to take full advantage of the pun. In the attached mock-up, a sperm forms the cedilla under the c in "François," the apostrophe in "There's", and the bullet coming out of the pirate's gun. But these are all pretty subtle, and while I don't mind having a few "Easter eggs" in there, as obvious as the title and content of the book are, the cover art should probably be super obvious, too.
I just launched an Indiegogo campaign for this project, so if you want to read a sample or otherwise get a feel for the tone of the book, check it out: http://igg.me/at/seamen/x/5929171