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Science Fiction & Fantasy

It's what we do. We specialize in genre book cover art: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Horror and Cross-genre. We also sell stuff.

Yes - We Judge a book by its cover

We all do it, that's what makes us pick up a book in the first place. You get about 8 seconds to grab someone's attention. Face it, if it looks cheap, that won't get your buyer inside where you shine.

If you think a hiring professional is expensive, how much will having an amateur cover cost?

Self Publishing a is fine, and it doesn't have to look cheap… if you hire a competent professional and pay to have a good cover.

What our customers say - testimonials

I'm always proud and grateful to have a Mitch Bentley cover on one of my books. You're one of those artists I trust to do their job well.
Author James K. Burk
Just wanted to thank you and say that the wraparound zombie-space cover for FRESH BLOOD looks fantastic. You really followed my unique vision down to a tee! Your work is amazing and I don't know how to thank you enough.
Author Lawrence Dagstine
Mitch, I just wanted to tell you that the cover art for Redgunk is superior; subtle, wonderful. I just can’t tell you how pleased I am with the cover. Thank you for doing it!
Author William R. Eakin
Just wanted to let you know how much I like your cover design for my book, The Sea at Mughain. I like the lettering, and the Celtic border, and the look of age. Thanks for your good work.
Author Jennifer Sparlin
I think the cover looks good. Intriguing expression on Andalarn's face. I like the tower in the background as well as a hint of smoke billowing from it. My thanks and congrats on a well-done cover.
Author H. David Blalock
Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks. It really is a great cover, and made a lot of sense when Tyree showed it me. It’s just superb.
Author Edward Cox
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I loved the cover art your created for my novella published with Sam's Dot Publishing. It really captures the feel of the piece.
Author Michael Merriam

Good design - you already know this

There is a reason most genre books use standard tropes: design and illustration communicates in seconds what the reader or listener is buying. Good design takes skill and time; it is often expensive, but it doesn't have to be.

You need to decide up front if you're willing to sacrifice sales to save money. Pay too much for a book cover and you or a small press can't sell enough to make up for it - pay too little and no one will buy it.

That's where we come in: reasonable rates, appropriate licensing and cover art that will make you proud.

For Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art & Illustration - You're in the right place

Why are YOU here? The top left button will show the navigation menu - the others will send you to our Blog, Social Connections and email . . .

  • If you are an Art Director looking for Mitch Bentley's portfolio - Portfolio Page
  • If you are a small press Editor or Agent looking for a new artist - Portfolio Page
  • If you are an Author looking for a good cover at a reasonable price - Pricing Page
  • If you have all the specs and are ready to hire us, fill out the form on the - Hire Us Page
  • If you are with a Convention and you are looking for an AGoH - Contact Us Page
  • If you are need more info about Mitch Bentley or Cathie McCormick - Owners or News or Honors
  • If you are looking for sci-fi or fantasy prints of our work - Calendar or Categories of Prints to come soon…

Small Press Publishers - email us your terms! We know you often have set rates, budgetary constraints or may wish to offer royalties instead of commissioning a piece outright. We love working with small press publishers and see it as our mission to make sure all authors get the artwork their vision deserves, not just the "big names!"

No matter why you are here, if you are looking for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art & Illustration, you're in the right place. Please take your time and look through the menu and pages... and if you don't find what you are looking for, email us!

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