I'm looking for something with the feel of these comps: Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, Trapped in a Video Game by Dustin Brady and A Tale Dark and Grim by Adam Gidwitz.
I like the font Daft Brush by PintassilgoPrints and would like the typography to have a 'video game' type feel to it. Using the 'VS' to give the old 'Street Fighter 2' feel to everything. It's how I see bringing in the 'video game' essence to the book. But I'd like the Magic Eaters type to stand out overall and envision that more across the entire cover with the VS offset and 'The Angry Librarian' smaller and offset to the side. If you google "Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin" I also like the design I see here.
There are four primary characters. The main character is a average looking boy about 12 years old; shorter rather than taller; larger rather than smaller; he's bookish and he wears teal blue swimming type googles with mirrored lenses and a steampunk/magic flare, but only slightly. He can summon fireballs in the palm of his hands and breath underwater.
Secondary character is a girl about 12 years old; an eccentric type; wearing long skirts and t-shirts and partially deflated pool floaties around her forearms; she also wears teal-blue, mirrored goggles. She's telekinetic and likes to 'skip like a bunny'.
Two other secondary characters can be included (if inspired) one is named Grrblin; a goblin, intelligent and fast; he wears a mechanical type backpack with tubing running over his shoulders and down his arms; this will eject projectiles into his hands he can throw normally covered in vines and roots and other alive things. The other is named Stump and he's as wide as he is tall; a tree trunk of a boy; simple, but not stupid; he's a tank and one arms is mobile, but stone and he uses it to bash things.
The four will make a team.
The villian is "The Angry Librarian" and can be 'cliched' with a twist. The Librarian is a ghost/spirit type creature.
The group is in a house that has a thousand doors on the outside, the yard roaming with creatures which look like petrified scarecrows and running jelly blobs. The library has row after row of tables down each side with a circular, elevated, desk which the librarian sits at in the center. The floor looks like a chess board.