Monster Whisperer, by Nobilis Reed
“Whether your tentacle monster is listless and unresponsive, or if it’s molesting the wrong sorority sister, there’s one woman who can help.
Meet Dale Clearwater. No monster is beyond her skill; she rejuvenates monsters, and educates the people who love them.
She is the Monster Whisperer.
This ebook is the first episode of a continuing serial.” (via the listing on Amazon.com)
***PLEASE NOTE: This story is very NSFW and is not meant for anyone under 18!!!***
And now for something completely different.
Nobilis Reed never fails to surprise me in the things he commissions me to design. You can definitely mark this one under the “Things Starla Never Thought She’d Be Creating Artwork For” category.
Tentacle erotica? Sure. Why not? Challenge accepted!
Admittedly, I enjoyed creating this one. SpecFic always present a problem in that the stories within contain elements that don’t exist in reality (that we know of yet), and so are not photographable. Basically, it’s my job to present a visual for the make-believe using special effects and bits and pieces from things that do exist. I get to make the unreal, real. Who wouldn’t enjoy that?
I also had to take into account the fairly recent rash of online retailers taking down content they deemed “unacceptable”. This cover had to conform to certain guidelines about what is allowed to be on display. Basically, I had to create an image that hints at the highly sexual nature of this story, as well as include the monster element, all without being blatant with the imagery. It’s another one of those things a designer has to be aware of when going into any job.
So, that’s that then. I wonder what new challenge Nobilis will send me next?