Michel Gagné's Miscellaneous Art Gallery
Rejected Cover for The Towers of Numar

Every time I create a book, there's a lot of artwork that doesn't make it in the final product. As they say in the movie industry, a lot of footage ends up on the cutting floor.

For some reason, The Towers of Numar was a particularly difficult book to nail down. For a period of over two years, it went through several incarnations, styles and shapes. So much so, that my wife was actually having doubt that the book would ever see the light of the day.

Here is a rejected cover (with a humanoid Meeka) that was done over a year before the actual release. The image on the right is the final cover.