I LOVE Minimalist illustrations and drawings. There are certain themes and events which could be good to include in the cover. If you feel you have a good design though that’s relevant and not mentioned here, please take your initiative! :)
These are the themes I think are important to be included in the cover. You don’t have to include all of them!
-The world not being real. One big theme of the book is thinking that reality is fake. Originally I thought I lived in a computer simulation like the Matrix. Soon I was scared of an all powerful demon taking me over, who would trick me into living in an alternate reality. Then I feared I was living in a dreamworld and being separated from family and friends. If this sounds weird to you then I appreciate that. I’m aware it can be hard to understand solipsism and below are links explaining what I believed. This is one of the fundamental themes of the book.
- People not being real. For ages I thought that the people around me were either hallucinations, part of a dream or AI robots in a computer program. I thought I was the only conscious being in my reality and this was a huge fear of mine. See the link below about philosophical zombies for more information.
-OCD/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
-Isolation: I thought I was separated from my loved ones because of my beliefs. Whether that was thinking I was living in a computer simulation, being a brain-in-a-vat, being possessed by a demon or thinking I was permanently dreaming, I felt lost from family and friends. I was constantly feeling lonely and on my own.
These are some links which describe what I believed:
This gives a description of OCD, the illness that I suffered from: