This unruly looking character to the left was created by the very warped but brilliant Ben Boling and appeared as the books mascot appearing on the table of contents. He is an obnoxious Opossum- not sure what most Opossums are like but this guy is a mean dangerous drunk.
The equally cool logo to the right was done by cartoonist John Sheppard who produces a number of weekly panels http://www.johnsheppardcartoons.com/ This concept was more in line with the 1st cover concept that was to be a large greasy bucket of chicken with chicken legs (feet and all) sticking out. We decided on a different direction with the monster truck scene and as of now this has not been used. Maybe someday- who knows?!