I'm looking for a design that captures the feeling of American folk art and translates it into a unique brand identity for the series.
I love the original covers for the Harry Potter books, and I also like the current versions of the covers as well.
I originally thought it would be cool to see folk-art representations of the heroes and villains in a compelling design, or perhaps a folk-art representation of the pivotal scene from book one (described below) but I'm VERY open to ideas.
Naia Knox - The heroine is a 14-year-old African American girl with natural braids pulled back into a loose ponytail. She wears t-shirts, shorts, and sneakers.
Tom Bayou is her companion. He's a folk-tale version of Tom Sawyer -
blond, wearing denim overalls with no shirt. He goes barefoot, but he also rides Bossy, the little brown Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon.
The Crooked Angler - the Devil's Fisherman is a collection of shapeless limbs and body parts, concealed under a giant tarp that it wears like a poncho. It carries fishing gear (fishing poles, nets, fish traps or spearfishing)
Nana Scratch - She's a green-skinned hag from the deep swamp, and she's as tall as a stack of elephants. Nana is completely blind, but she hears her prey with a tin horn that she listens through and rips them apart with her iron fingernails and teeth.
The key scene from the book:
Naia Knox is racing some kids down a hill to the local bridge. At the end of the race, she accidentally jumps her bike off the scenic overlook and kids capture photos of the moment that make it look like she is literally jumping over the moon.