Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hill Billy Highway Book Cover Design

My buddy Chad Nance of Weird Load Nation fame has a book coming out soon called "Hill Billy Highway". It's a Thompsonesque (as in Hunter S.) take on the South and politics and wild living. Chad approached me a couple of months ago to come up with some cover designs for him. I was glad to give it a try, been a while since I have had a fun design project. This was not my first book cover having done one for my Uncle Gunnard a few years back for his mystery book "The North Shore". Lucky for Chad (and me), I had a wealth of great photos to work from provided by our mutual friend,  Casey Gwinn. Not only is Casey a great photographer, but he was Chad's sidekick and documented many of the adventures described in the tome. Casey also does a blog of his photos called COGfoto check it out. I believe there may also be photos from one or two other folks used in the final design you see pictured, so Casey or Chad, weigh-in with a comment and give credit where it is due. Now, I need to get back to work on my own book...


UPDATE - Just confirmed, "Hill Billy Highway" will be released October 1, 2011!


  1. There are also photos from our buddy WWIII and Areigh Sampson, the road manager for Your Mama's Big Fat Booty Band.

  2. Very good. Thanks' for clearing that up. When's the book coming out Chad?

  3. October 1st is the official... but we may have it on Amazon sooner.

  4. Yeah Chad when is the book coming out? No pressure.
    Very nice design Mr. Weaver. I can't wait to get my copy.