Forever After

Back to the Drawing Board

by Siol na Tine My job necessarily involves spontaneous lessons in erotica cover design. D.M. Atkins has all kinds of business, marketing, publishing, law, and human sexuality information crammed in that purple-braided head than I could possibly anticipate. We never know what I need to know until I stumble across a gap in my knowledge. For example, I initially proposed a cover for “In the Death of Winter” that strongly implied one character is fisting another. Sounds hot, right? I made sure the hand and crotch were off the top of the image. It should be fine. Did you know clear depictions of fisting are automatically obscene according to certain decency laws, and even censored depictions are too pornographic for the front cover? I had […]