The Aquatic Bourne is a novel written as a comic book tie-in. For this cover competition, I chose to focus on the ‘comic’ aspect by illustrating the novel’s alien mermaids in a very flat and exaggerated way. The mermaid design is meant to be a bit androgynous and alien but still retain some elements of ‘human’ beauty. I used bright aquas and navy for a high-science/tech feel. The futuristic typeface was chosen for readability at Kindle thumbnail size.