Manchester DragQueens Cheddar Gorgeous & Anna Phylactic are the cover stars of The Ozone Hotel.
Author R K Williams had been following the two drag queens for years on Facebook and was a huge fan of their futuristic looks.
Robert had a very clear idea of how his characters would look. Back in the early 1990's when The Ozone Hotel was first born Robert, who was fresh out of art school, used to draw illustrations of the characters in his art sketchbooks. When Robert first saw Cheddar and Anna they had a look which reminded him of those early sketches. So when Callisto Green started discussing the book front cover, Robert knew exactly what he wanted to do. He immediately got in touch with Cheddar and Anna to see if they would help bring two of the characters to life. They said yes and the result is a stunning front cover.
Illustrations of some of The Ozone Hotel characters taken from R.K. Williams art sketchbook from the 1990's.
The pictures for the book cover were taken by photographer James Wilkinson and art direction and graphic design was by Christopher Vass at Bristol based graphics company Kiss My Pixel. Cheddar & Anna did their own fabulous make-up.