> Book Design for A Bomber's Night by Kimografix

A Bomber's Night Illustration:
Bring the WWII Experience to Life

cover of A Bomber's Night

client:  Bluff House Press
project: illustrations, cover, and book design

A Bomber's Night, set during World War II, follows two young girls on a 48 hour mystery / adventure which takes them from Cambridge, England, past Bletchley Park where the British were actively decoding Nazi Germany's Enigma machine, to the underground bomb shelters of London, and back again. I worked closely with the author, establishing tone and setting and carefully checking period details. This undertaking probably entailed more research than any other work I've done but I learned a great deal and thoroughly enoyed the process. 

spot drawings from A Bomber's Night including Germany's Enigma machine, handcuffs, hand gun, lantern, chocolate, marbles, and a tattered photograph

I chose pencil for the 20 partial page illustrations and the 20 small spot drawings which set anticipatory clues at the beginning of each chapter of this young adult novel.  The cover incorporated watercolor, colored pencil and digital design elements. 

"Asking Kim to illustrate my children's novel was the best choice I could have made.  Through extensive research and close attention to detail, Kim created beautiful, accurate drawings, choosing scenes in the text that brought the story to life.  She designed an eye catching cover and laid out the text and illustrations for printing.  During the process, Kim kept me well updated and was a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend her talents."

Patsy Romack
author
A Bomber's Night

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  • AIGA Alaska
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  • Alaska Masters
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  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
  • Anchorage RunFest
  • Aqua Tech Prep (ATP)
  • Bluff House
  • Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence
  • Dan E. Dickinson, CPA
  • Denali Dreams
  • Evalulogic
  • John Frost, MD
  • Hawaiian Warfare
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  • Imaging Associates of Providence
  • Johnna Kohl, MD
  • Multisport Training of Alaska
  • Municipality of Anchorage
  • Natural Health Center, LLC
  • Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
  • Northern Lights Swim Club
  • Northwest Strategies
  • Planned Parenthood of Alaska
  • RED Design Ltd.
  • Ride For Life Alaska
  • SWAM - Swimming With Alaska Masters
  • Santa's Vagabond Travel
  • Special Education Service Agency
  • Tidewater Taxi
  • University of Alaska Foundation
  • Vered Publishing and Design House
  • Linda Weatherwax
  • West International Group