“Working with Duncan encompassed much more than just hiring a brilliant and creative
artist to produce our book cover. It was an intuitive and telepathic journey....
We were stunned and spellbound with the end result. The entire book layout was perfect.
If talent wasn't enough, add to this a funny, friendly, patient, and easy-to-work-with
guy who goes much further than the extra mile to make his clients happy. We will
never use anyone else for our future book covers.” – Kerry D. King, Unicorn Castle
Books, publisher of HIM.
John Chadwell (author of Werewolves of New Idria; screenplay by Chadwell and Ron
Shusett, writer/creator of Alien, Total Recall, etc.) wrote, “Duncan Long’s concept
illustrations for Werewolves of New Idria have brought the characters to life for
readers and myself as I write new adventures for this family of werewolves and holy
warriors throughout their 900-year history. If the story should move to the screen,
Duncan's beautiful renditions of the Werewolves of New Idria will have been instrumental
in it having done so.”
Mindy MacKay, author of Peacebreakers wrote, “Not only did Duncan Long do an amazing
job on my cover, but he was a great pleasure to work with. He kept me informed every
step of the way and made inspiring suggestions that really led to a striking cover.
I highly recommend his work.”
R. L. Brush, author of Jesse Steele and the Secret of Otherworld, noted, “As a first
time author, I’ve found several things about the self-publishing world to be very
daunting, but the one thing that went as smoothly as silk, was the creation of my
book’s cover artwork, thanks to Duncan Long. He walked me through the entire production
process and set me totally at ease. He was fast and courteous, and always kept me
informed every step of the way. And of course, his artwork is phenomenal! He will
definitely be doing the art for the next two books in my trilogy!”
“It would be a complete understatement to say that Duncan Long is a pleasure to work
with. His engaging sense of humor and astonishing creative abilities made my book
cover art experience a joy. For my second novel, Lead Me Not Into Temptation, I
believe that Duncan created one of the most interesting and provocative pieces of
book art that I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t wait to see what he can do for my
next book!” – Dale Allan, author of Lead Me Not Into Temptation.
“To call Duncan Long a book illustrator may well be an understatement – Duncan is
an extremely gifted artist. Not only did he do a fantastic job for the artwork on
my novel, AI Offspring – but he was also an absolute pleasure to work with and a
His artistic vision and artisanship is evident in the reaction I get from people
who gawk at my book cover. I fully plan to use Duncan for future projects and highly
recommend him to anyone looking for original and breathtaking artwork.” – A J Vega,
author of science fiction novel, AI Offspring.
J.A. Holst, the author of The Adventures of Glinda Gale wrote, “Duncan promptly deliveded
a few ideas and in a matter of days he turned the ideas into a wonderful cover. I
appreciated Duncan's attention to detail and the quickness in which he responded
to my emails.... The book cover exhibits simplicity of design, as well as being eye-catching
to potential buyers.”
Mark Mozden wrote, “Duncan Long did a fantastic job creating a cover for my new novel,
The Omega Point. A key attribute he brings to the table is a thorough understanding
of both the mechanics and the market, for books and book covers. His inputs (on many
things I did not realize) were a great help in our joint cover-design process. Additionally,
he worked quickly, and was able to generate multiple versions of each idea, greatly
speeding up the whole process. I highly recommend him!”
Author Phil Genovese, Jr., wrote this about the book cover and layout work I did
for his novel The Grandfather Clause: “Duncan made the process of developing my cover
painless, if not fun. I had some initial ideas and Duncan went to work, giving them
life beyond my greatest expectations. He kept me involved and informed through every
step of the process, sharing his ideas, sending me images, and welcoming my input.
Duncan worked long and tirelessly until he had a cover that we both could be proud
of.... I highly recommend Duncan Long, not only for his artistry and professionalism,
but also for his unforgiving commitment to his own very high standards of excellence.
Beyond that, I think you’ll meet a great guy and make a good friend along the way.”
Gordon Rodgers at Longbeard Press, LLC, wrote, “Duncan, thanks for a fabulous cover.
I could not be more pleased. The artwork is fantastic, and the layout and colors
make it even better. I appreciate all the great ideas and suggestions you made, and
that were incorporated into the design. I now have a cover that will definitely catch
the eye of those who see it! I look forward to working with you in the future for
covers on other books I intend to publish.”
People will judge your book by its cover, forming an opinion about the merits of
your book by its cover illustration. That means good graphics are essential if you
want to be taken seriously by potential readers.
Duncan Long can supply the quality book cover you need. He’s created book illustrations
for HarperCollins, PS Publishing, Pocket Books, Delirium Books, Solomon Press, Ballistic
Media, American Media, Fort Ross, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and many small
Author John Phillip Backus wrote, ”When searching for the perfect cover art for Hunter
- After The Fall, Book One, I was extremely fortunate to be directed to Duncan Long’s
website. There I discovered the consummate artwork for Hunter’s cover and called
up to leave a message, much to my surprise, Duncan picked up the phone and we spoke
at length, soon coming to an agreement regarding the book cover rights to his amazing
“From then on, it was a pure pleasure interacting with Duncan. He is always available,
and has answered many technical questions and given expert advice way beyond the
call of duty, on a range of subjects relative to getting his artwork into a proper
format for printing, answering various publishing questions I had, etc.
“Duncan’s assistance throughout the process, both as a source of technical data,
and through his publishing industry savvy (he has personally authored close to 100
fiction and non-fiction written works on a myriad of subjects) have been invaluable
in helping bring the project to fruition. He further produced a thematic element
that I used on each chapter heading throughout the book (an awesome scalable crossbow
image), and now has agreed to produce the cover art for the second book in the series.
“Since Hunter- After The Fall was released in early August 2010, we have received
hundreds of positive comments and enthusiastic feedback from readers and others in
the publishing industry regarding Duncan Long’s incredible cover art. Without a doubt,
his artwork has been instrumental in getting us into bookstores and other outlets
across the web.
“As an author, the book cover is always the first impression potential readers will
have of my work, and I could not be more pleased at the impact Duncan Long’s art
is having on my own success.
“Thanks, again, Mr. Long, for your wonderful talent and willingness to make yourself
available to your clients!”
In 2009, the book cover illustration Duncan created for Dora Machado’s Stonewiser:
The Heart of the Stone (Mermaid Press) helped the book become a finalist in ForeWord's
Book of the Year Award in the Science Fiction / Fantasy category and also helped
it win the IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Award for best debut fiction novel.
Duncan’s illustration appeared on the cover of Digital Artwork for the 21st Century
(Artists’ and Photographers’ Press Ltd./HarperCollins); Locus Magazine designated
this book its “Editor's Choice,” noting that the Long’s illustration made a “handsome
“We're privileged to know who we think are the two best graphic artists in the entire
world, not just the country, the world. One of them... is Mr. Duncan Long.” –Talk-show
host Victor Thorn, Wing TV.
“To call him a prolific artist would be understatement, at best. Get yourself a snack
and settle back while Duncan takes you on a wild ride through worlds only he has
dreamt of.” – Reviewer, “Time, Space and Duncan Long,” 3D Millennium, M3 Corp.