Category Archives: Images

Urban Art by Ray Ferrer

If you’re into wall art, known as graffiti to some, check out this site.  Some of the pieces RAY FERRER has posted here would look great on the streets of Chicago.  Or as a cover for my next Street Stories suspense novel.

Hmmm, I wonder if Ray is willing to do commissions on much smaller works of art?

Check out his blog.  Great stuff here.

via New Civil Rights / Freedom Bus Piece…..

Final Cover Concept

We finally settled on the final front cover.  Just so you can see the progression of ideas, see the slide show below the final draft version.

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Help me Pick a Cover

We are getting closer to picking a cover for my novel!!!

Quick, now, don’t over think it.  Which cover below would inspire you to pick up my book in a bookstore and read the blurb/back cover?  Don’t critique what looks good or bad about it, or what needs to be tweaked where.  That will happen once we pick one of them.

Just which peaks your interest the most?

Front Cover Concepts

We have started playing with front cover ideas for Painted Black,  available soon.  We have three basic ideas we need to fine tune, based on the concepts below.  While the publisher, New Libri,  will have the last say as to which gets chosen, they do give serious consideration to my opinion, so I need everyone’s help.

Which of the following ideas would catch your eye at a book store, or on  Keep in mind the following brief synopsis:

A homeless man in a glass coffin, that’s all Jo Sullivan was looking for, some new material for her column in Winds of Change, a weekly rag willing to dust the dirt off the seamier side of Chicago. But after she nearly turns a graffiti artist into a hood ornament, the tip dropped by a fifteen year old prostitute starts to look more like a front page two inch headline . When the young girl disappears, her friend Chris hints of a room filled with corpses like a display at a wax museum, and Jo and Chris team up to uncover the truth behind Sloan and Whiteside’s funeral home.

Here are the ideas to choose from.  Please comment below or email me at

“Chicago Street Art”

Beautiful examples of street art in this interview below.  If the photographs in the book are anything like these, it might be worth buying a copy.

Debuting his book “Chicago Street Art” for the first time at the opening, Mr. Dupre is very excited to see the show come to fruition after nearly a year of planning. Brooklyn Street Art asked him about the Chicago scene today and his new book and he gives us some insights here. We also had an opportunity to shoot some art on the streets of Chicago last month –

via “Chicago Street Art” Debuts with an Exhibition and a Book : Brooklyn Street Art.