Cover Contest 2003
(Teresa Snow Galloway, Ballot Chair)
In the past, this category was limited to historical covers. Last year, we tried out a ballot for contemporary covers with stepbacks. This year we’ve combined the two types of covers into one category; any cover with two /wp-content/uploads/oldsiteimages (whether the second one is a stepback or is found on the back cover) is eligible. As it happens, all of the covers on the final ballot are historicals this year. As marketing changes and printing costs have gone up, we’ve noticed a decline in nominations for this category. It seems there just aren’t as many stepbacks as there used to be. Many readers think this is a shame, as a stepback can be the best of both worlds; a tasteful, discreet cover on the front, and something more daring on the inside.
Cover artist: Doreen Minuto
The favorite Two-Image cover this year was Dance of Seduction. Voters loved that it was a very sexy cover that didn’t descend to the level of sleaze. Several noted that the front and stepback covers worked well together.
Coverballot’s Elaine was one of this group: “This is the only cover where the two covers work together to tell a story. The temptress lounging alone in her chaise lounge and then resting with her lover. Extremely sensual.”
Several others mentioned that they loved the coloring. One author noted: “