This is my response to the Alternative Book Covers assignment. The challenge was to create an alternative cover for a book that changes the entire theme. The Crucible was originally a bout the Salem Witch Trials. A crucible is a piece of lab equipment used to hold hot metals, so I made a cover that makes it appear as though the book is about scientists working in a lab. I drew the image in Gimp with my Wacom graphics tablet. I used Inkscape to put the text in because text is easier to work with and more versatile in Inkscape.