On the cover of Waistcoats & Weaponry, Gentle Reader, Sophronia is holding a fan.
I don’t interfere much with my cover art often or I try not too. I think Little Brown did a great job.
But for Waistcoats & Weaponry I really pushed the fan. I mean it’s key to the plot and Sophronia’s favorite.
I even went so far as to mail my fan to New York so it could be a prop in the photo shoot. I cannot tell you how delighted I am that they used it.
Here I am with the actual fan at Anomaly Con a few years ago, sporting the fan.
You can see how they added in the blades with PhotoShop to Sophronia’s version? After all she is deadly and I’d never get a bladed fan through TSA.
Mine if from Brute Force Studios. (There is also a black version!)
Hooray! Love the fans.
|Godeys Sept 1872 Fan|
|1900 Folding Fan China, early 20th century The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
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