Here's the original concept:
The band used to be named Crown, and this concept was originally created as an idea for a T-shirt design. They went with another idea, but still liked this one...
And ended up using it on the cover of their first EP.
I created the imagery for the album in watercolor, and composited the images together digitally for flexibility (Loin on one layer, Lion's background on another layer, a couple different versions of the inside cover which were combined, etc.)
Here's the outside cover without the text (all of which was hand-written):
And here's my autographed copy of the final album. BE JEALOUS. :)
There have been a couple album designs now in which the musicians have asked that I hand-write their text. I can't help but be amused to see my own handwriting both in comics and on stacks of CDs. :D