# Adding Image to Title Page Background

all! I'm trying to add an image behind the text on my title page. I'm using the Fiction Novel template here, which uses the memoir class. Unfortunately, whenever I try to add an image to the title page, it pushes the title to the next page without the accompanying image. Furthermore, the image that I added, even if I've defined the height and width as \paperheight and \paperwidth, it still conforms to the margins set for each page. Ultimately, the question I need y'all's help with is the following: How do I add a full-page image with the centered title on top of it? I've included some of the relevant snippets below, but the rest can be accessed at the link provided.

% custom title page
\thispagestyle{empty}
\makeatletter
\newlength\drop
\newcommand*\titleM{\begingroup
\setlength\drop{0.15\textheight}
\begin{center}
\vspace*{\drop}
\rule{\textwidth}{0in}\par
{\HUGE\textsc\thetitle\par}
\rule{\textwidth}{0in}\par
{\Large\textit\theauthor\par}
\vfill
{\Large\scshape\press}
\end{center}
\endgroup}
\makeatother

...

\begin{document}
\pagestyle{empty}
% the title page
\begin{vplace}[0.7]
\titleM
\end{vplace}
\clearpage


You could use eso-pic:

\documentclass[]{memoir}

\usepackage[]{graphicx}
\usepackage{eso-pic}

\newlength\drop
\newcommand*\titleM
{%
\begingroup
{%
\AtPageLowerLeft
{%
\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth,height=\paperheight]
{example-image-duck}%
}%
}%
\setlength\drop{0.15\textheight}%
\begin{center}%
\vspace*{\drop}%
\rule{\textwidth}{0in}\par
{\HUGE\textsc\thetitle\par}%
\rule{\textwidth}{0in}\par
{\Large\textit\theauthor\par}%
\vfill
%{\Large\scshape\press}%
\end{center}%
\endgroup
}

\title{Something}
\author{Someone}
\date{Somewhen}

\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\titleM
\clearpage
\end{document}