Hide and Seek coverI looked through a lot of “generic usually-one-off yaoi manga” covers to find the perfect Bennett-and-Cohen references.

Much as the “willowy bishounen” and “doe-eyed shota-bait uke” body types are staples of the genre, there’s also plenty of rep for “stern sturdy businessmen in perfectly-pressed suits and ties.”

The really hard part was finding something where I could make it work without swapping the poses, since Cohen is the Short One, and his demeanor in a manga couple almost always goes to the Tall One. Yaya Sakuragi’s “Hide and Seek” eventually provided.

I kept mostly the same Capitol Building background from the original version of the cover. Because when you spend that long drawing something, you don’t miss a chance to reuse it.

Original cover