I'd like to design a book cover for my book, "Letters To My Little Brother." It's a humor book, with a few serious parts tossed in, about the advice to my younger brother that I wish an older brother had taught me. The book is based on my blog, boywithcape.com. That's where a lot of the superhero ideas come from: I imagine the author character (myself) as a child pretending to be a superhero.
As for what I want the cover to look like, I have a few ideas (see attached images). Mostly they involve a boy pretending to be a superhero. I have no design experience, so I just found two images (one on Shutterstock and one on Getty) that I found poignant. I also attached a poster for a TV show which I liked, which is two guys screwing around at a desk. I thought it might be funny to see a guy at a desk, surrounded by a ton of toys and childlike things, fooling around while he's supposedly writing letters to his brother on being an adult.
That said, I'm completely open to another idea if you think you have one, even if it's something like a graphic rather than a picture. (See the image of the blue book with the guy in black and white.)
The cover needs to be made to (a) Createspace standards and (b) Amazon Kindle standards. I can provide a link for their requirements if you haven't designed one for those before.
I've also attached a document with the text for the cover(s).