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Freedom of the Mask

February 3, 2016

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freedom of the mask

Here is the cover design for the latest installment of Robert McCammon’s Matthew Corbett series coming from Subterranean Press.  Freedom of the Mask will be published in May and will be available in trade, limited and lettered editions; the limited edition contains an exclusive bonus novella The House at the Edge of the World and artwork not included in the trade edition.  I did a number of B&W and colour illustrations for the main novel and bonus novella which I’ll post here after the book has been released.

11.22.63 Podcast

January 27, 2016

112263artwork300Golden Spiral Media have just launched their new podcast 11.22.63 A Look Back, which will discuss the forthcoming original Hulu show produced by JJ Abrams and starring James Franco, based on Stephen King’s novel 11.22.63.

The podcast promo and intro episode are up already and can be listened to at their website http://112263podcast.com or on iTunes and Stitcher.

I was thrilled when they asked to use one of the alternative colour versions of the artwork I’d done for the Polish edition of 11.22.63 for their podcast album art.

Besides 11.22.63, Golden Spiral Media also do podcasts on other shows such as Doctor Who, Person of Interest, Sleepy Hollow and many more, so be sure to check them out!

Orphan X Ukrainian Edition

January 21, 2016

36477_54587The artwork I originally did for China Miéville’s The City & the City has found a new home!  It now graces the cover of the Ukrainian edition of the new thriller novel, Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz, which is published by Book Club.

This is Horror Awards 2015

January 11, 2016

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I’ve made the shortlist for ‘Artist of the Year’ in the This is Horror Awards 2015, which are now open for voting.  You can see the full list of categories and nominees and find details on how to cast your vote over at the This is Horror website.   Voting closes on Monday 25 January.  Good luck to all the nominees!

Digital Painting Practice

January 6, 2016

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope 2016 treats you all well!

Here’s something I did for fun, and to ease me back into work mode, during that weird time between Christmas and New Year when nobody really knows what to do with themselves.  I found an old pencil drawing I did way back, when I was still at school, of actress Emmanuelle Béart (you can see some more old drawings I did around that same time, that I posted previously here) and decided to turn it into a digital painting as a practice exercise.  I managed to find a photo online of the actress, similar to the one I must have based the original drawing on (I think it was of her in the first Mission Impossible film), to use as a guide.

Here’s the original pencil drawing:

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Here’s some work-in-progress shots:

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And here is the final digital painting:

emmanuelle beart final

Season’s Greetings!

December 22, 2015

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Wishing you all a wonderful festive season and a happy and successful 2016!

The Beauty of Death Open Submissions

December 10, 2015

BEAUTY_LRIndependent Legions Publishing has opened submissions for their new eBook horror anthology, The Beauty of Death, which will be edited by Alessandro Manzetti and published in April 2016.  They are looking for original horror stories of all types and welcome all subgenres and forms of speculative fiction.  You can find the full submission details here.

Independent Legions Publishing is a new independent publisher set up by writer, editor and translator, Alessandro Manzetti, specializing in horror/splatterpunk fiction translated into Italian for the first time.

Cover image originally used on the back cover of The Witnesses are Gone by Joel Lane.

This Census-Taker

December 3, 2015

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Here’s my cover design for the Subterranean Press edition of the new China Miéville novella This Census-Taker.  The book won’t be out till next year but you can find out all about it and preorder copies here.  I’m also working on some interior illustrations for this right now.

And Nobody Lived Happily Ever After

November 25, 2015

11960205_945244142221150_1103643081665745806_nKate Farrell, who I previously worked with on the cover for her book My Name is Mary Sutherland, has a new collection of short stories coming out.  Featuring 17 disturbing tales, And Nobody Lived Happily Ever After will be launched by Parallel Universe Publications on December 1st.  The book will be available in both paperback and ebook editions.

The artwork for the cover was a piece I did back in 2006, originally for the book Assumptions and Carnations, which is now out of print.  So it’s nice to have been able to find a good new home for it!

The Art of Horror

November 19, 2015

artofhorror-atcA few of my images have been included in The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History.  The book, edited by Stephen Jones and including a foreword by Neil Gaiman, is a collection of horror art through the decades from early engravings to book illustrations, pulp magazines, comic books and movie posters, featuring contributions from over 100 writers and artists.

Published by Hal Leonard/Applause, The Art of Horror is out now.

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