Fast and Furious in the future is the vibe I'm going for, so think a design that would catch Fast and Furious fans. I don't want to copy Fast and Furious but that's the vibe I'm going for. It's part adventure, part sci-fi.
Read the above description of the book and then it's up to you. Frank is 63 years old, he used to be handsome, still sort of is though his face has been weathered by age. Has black hair that he dyes. Wears a black leather jacket, mirrored aviator shades. Toothpick dangles out of his mouth. Often wears a silver cross over a black shirt. Black jeans. The man in black basically. I picture his hair having sort of a spikey look, or maybe it could be slicked back. His hair is cool.
Think an aging movie star basically. Old but has put the work in to keep it together best he can.
Maybe you don't want to even show Frank. His car is the "American Made Sidewinder" - "American Made" is a car company like General Motors or Ford.
His car is nicknamed Veronica. Car is a muscle car like a Dodge Challenger or a Pontiac GTO. Think fast and strong. Don't copy an actual car and get me in trouble for copyright etc. But the car would look something like that. It is red.
Self-driving cars are described as sort of like regular cars, a little bigger, a lot sleeker. On the inside people relax, play games, watch tv, just chill while the car drives them. Perhaps Frank's car could be chased by two self-driven police cars.
That's the rub. You'd have to make the self-driven police cars look futuristic yet not crazy Jetsons like. They don't fly. They have wheels. they'd be black and white with red and white lights and sirens. They'd just be a little sleeker and cooler than today's cop car.
And keep in mind Frank's muscle car was built in 1999. So he's dogging the future cops with a 50 year old car he's kept up over the years.
So maybe Frank could behind the wheel. Maybe the window's tinted so its just a car chase. There are options if you don't feel adventurous enough to drive frank.
Maybe it's just him behind the wheel, his black gloved hands on the wheel. He looks pissed off as the world has changed so much and he isn't happy about it. Don't forget the toothpick and the above description.
There are drones in the book. Little twerps that hover around your house and report on any bad actions you do to the government. They're small, circular camera on a flat base with rotor helicopter blades. Standard drone. Maybe incorporate that? Maybe not.
There's an Honor Guard squad that dresses in white armor and incinerates people undesirable to the government with flamethrowers. So that's fun. But I mean, don't make them look like Star Wars stormtroopers.
They probably really can't be in it because they just walk. I'm looking for a car chase scene and in the book the car gets chased by self-driving police cars.
Also, this will be a serial. So I will need a) one standard cover titled "The Last Driver" and author Bookshelf Q. Battler.
Then I will need b) a cover that says "The Last Driver" and then "Episode One - Old Dogs" and then by Bookshelf Q. Battler.
Then c) Oh yeah, we should talk because I will need to update the cover on a regular basis with titles of future episodes. I plan to release it in chunks of 20,000-30,000 words.
So I think maybe if I could ask you to update the episode title for 20 bucks each update, that would be good. Think about if that's something you want to be doing over the next year or so. It shouldn't be hard and at least its an extra 20 bucks once in awhile but if you don't want to do that then maybe it wouldn't be good for you.