Dead Beat cover art is in!

We’ve got Dead Beat cover art!

You can also get a 1024×768 Wallpaper of the cover. This is a change of artist and the first time we’ve seen Harry on the cover!
EDIT: Several folks have asked about the cover’s art and design. The artist is Chris McGrath. The designer is Ray Lundgren.

40 thoughts on “Dead Beat cover art is in!”

  1. Ooooh! Thank you — great cover art. And it’s coming out in May! *squeak*
    Congratulations, Mr. Butcher: your Harry Dresden series makes you one of the few authors whose books I will automatically buy without flipping through them first to assure myself of the quality.

  2. Is this the first time Harry’s been on the cover? After reading the end in the last book (see no spoilers!) I’m getting a distinctly Darth Vader-ish feeling here. It’s kinda cool! Definately an image to hold on to until it’s published!

  3. Hm, in my excitement, I forgot to read the blurb at the end of the picture – so yeah, I guess it is the first time Harry’s been on the cover (g) I can’t *wait* for May!

  4. This is so cool. You always have a picture in your mind as to what Harry looks like. WOW..this really adds more to it. I can’t wait until this books is released. Hate having to wait so long. The Dresden series is fantastic!!!

  5. Looks awesome.
    Can’t wait for the new novel to come out *paces room*

  6. That is a totally awesome cover. Love the detail. (Is that “Fashion Crime” or “Fashion Chimp” in the background?)

  7. Very cool!! I can’t wait!! Keep up the great work. I had started out on the audiobooks however they are a little too slow in coming out, to keep my curiosity from driving me crazy. I just purchased every single book that I could get my hands on!! I will continue to purchase the audiobooks because I absolutely adore James Marsters, but I will keep pace with the books as well. Wonderful stories!!
    Thanks Jim.

  8. Does anyone know what the runes on Harry staff say? It’s Japanese katakana and seems to say ‘Matoreetskusu.’

  9. Oh Baby!!!! *EG*
    I liked the other artist’s covers as well but this is really refreshing! And it Dresden!!! And I love the detail of the cover and use of colors – sets the mood. XD
    Awesome. Must read.

  10. I REALLY LOVE THIS COVER! When I first saw it I was like, “…wow.” Like the soft, reverent sigh of someone looking upon the face of a god or goddess. But not quite. But still that’s REALLY GOOD! Bwahaha.
    Sorry if I scare you, but this just really made me really happy.

  11. OOOOOOOOMG!!! If this isn’t James Marsters as Harry Dresden, I’ll… I’ll… eat that hat!

  12. Love the art work, still can’t believe that you make us wait so long between books.

  13. Come on, people. *Jim* does not make you “wait so long” between books. That’s the publisher. 🙂

  14. This cover rocks! I love how Harry’s t-shirt is beat up and stretched out at the neckline… very true to the character. Really good work!!!

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