So, I have a choice. Give up or self-publish.
The answer is, never give up, never surrender.
This picture is by the talented artist Elartwyne Estole whose work can be seen here. I asked him to do a cover, and he came up with this sketch, which I think is awesome. The current plan is to have Bad Dog out by January the first 2018.
We shall see how the plan survives contact with reality in due course.
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