Back in September 2014, I wrote about the design package for Grady Hendrix's horror novel Horrorstor - a classic haunted house story set at an IKEA and designed like an IKEA catalog. The paperback cover for Hendrix's next book, My Best Friend's Exorcism, was designed by Doogie Horner. I love it!
Via Quirk Books:
>In 2016, Quirk released Hendrix's second horror novel, titled My Best Friend's Exorcism - a horror novel set in the 80's, that's best described as, Beaches meets The Exorcist. The book received fantastic reviews. In anticipation of the July 2016 paperback release, Quirk has worked with Australian artist Hugh Fleming to create a VHS-style cover. Fleming is best-known for his cinematic and photo-realistic style and his art turns Hendrix's excellent book into a fun object.
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