Manhood for Amateurs ( outtakes )

Here we have some of the rejected covers for the Manhood for Amateurs hardcover by Michael Chabon. While I’m rather happy with the final cover design, I’m a touch partial to a few of these “outakes”. I’m particularly fond of the bearded baby (with custom lettering by M. Turzanski),
and the vintage comic-book ad themed design. The last of the designs here is a cover with an actual childhood photo of Michael, which is rather fun. Actually, the in-house art dept ended up with a VERY similar design for the final paperback cover design.