Why Did The Policeman Cross the Road?

By Stevyn Colgan

Not so much police intelligence as intelligent policing

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Cover Up!

We have a cover for Why Did The Policeman Cross The Road? Yay!

Or, rather, the illustration for the cover. It's by the ever excellent Michael Kirkham and it looks like this (click on the image to see a larger version):

I like it a lot. Although, if I'm honest, I'm not keen on the font (we're looking at alternatives) and the strapline is a placeholder - it needs some work yet. I particularly like the little cartoons in the background as they all relate to specific stories that appear in the book. Zebras? DNA? Conkers? You'll find out what it all means in due course :)

In the meantime, I'm hard at work with Phil, my editor, honing the book down into the sharpest, snappiest, and most entertaining read that we can make it. And it's going really well so far. I'm very excited about this book getting out into the wild.  

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Karen Badenoch
 Karen Badenoch says:

Had a good look before reading comments, particularly at cartoons, nice touch.
Agree font needs changing, a bit to comic at the moment

posted 2nd October 2015

E O Higgins
 E O Higgins says:

Looks amazing, Steve! Congratulations!

posted 2nd October 2015

E O Higgins
 E O Higgins says:

(Great quote too!)

posted 2nd October 2015

Julian Williams
 Julian Williams says:

How about a huge chicken dressed as a lollipop person, stopping the traffic as a policeman crosses the road? Sorry.

posted 2nd October 2015

Mark Vent
 Mark Vent says:

I like the background cartoons, relevant and a little hark back to Constable Colgans Connectoscope. I agree that the font is not right, I get that the title is a play on a gag setup but it feels too 'comic'/'comedy' - could a version of the Eurostile font (UK Police font) be used? it might work ...

posted 2nd October 2015

Stevyn Colgan
 Stevyn Colgan says:

Thanks all!

posted 12th October 2015

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