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The Grimnoir Chronicles

January 11, 2017

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Hot off the heels of last week’s cover reveal of Snapshot for new publisher Vault Books, I bring you more news from the publisher.  Vault Books will be publishing limited editions of all three volumes of Larry Correia’s fantasy series, The Grimnoir Chronicles, which comprise of Hard Magic, Spellbound and Warbound.

Vault Books approached me about using the cover art I did for the French editions, so this will be the first time my artwork will grace the covers of English editions of these novels.  In addition, I will be creating three brand new full colour interior illustrations for each book; in fact I’m hard at work on the interiors for Hard Magic now!

You can find full details about these new editions of the books over at the Vault Books website.

Snapshot

January 4, 2017

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful, fun-filled festive season and are all rested and energized for 2017!

To kick things off for the new year, here’s the cover art I did for a brand new publisher that launched last year.  Vault Books is a specialty press focusing on genre fiction and publishing limited editions of new and existing works by noted writers from the world of speculative fiction.

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Amongst their first projects is Snapshot, a sci-fi detective novella by New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson.  The book will be available in both limited and lettered editions; all editions will feature full-colour interior illustrations, an introduction by Brandon Sanderson and an in-depth interview with the author himself.  The book is due to be published next month and can be ordered now over at the publisher’s website.

Season’s Greetings

December 19, 2016

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Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings to you and yours!

And wishing you a happy and successful 2017!

The Dispatcher

December 5, 2016

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Here’s the cover for John Scalzi’s urban fantasy novella The Dispatcher, coming out from Subterranean Press next May.

The Dispatcher has already debuted as an audiobook read by Zachary Quinto, ahead of this print edition.

I’ve also done some black and white interior illustrations for this, which I’ll post at a later date.  The book will be available in trade hardcover and limited editions, but there are only 400 copies of the limited edition available so you may want to preorder now.

Shining in the Dark Back Cover Art

November 21, 2016

Earlier in the month I posted the cover for Shining in the Dark; you can now check out my artwork for the back cover below!  The image is inspired by the Stephen King story, The Blue Air Compressor, one of the stories included in this anthology, edited by Hans-Åke Lilja, which celebrates 20 years of Lilja’s Library.  You can pre-order a copy here.

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The Dark Magazine Issue 18

November 7, 2016

thedarkissue18-220x340Here’s the cover of the November issue (no. 18) of The Dark magazine which features my Fallen Angel image.  This image was originally created for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21 back in 2010.

The Dark is a monthly online dark fantasy and horror short fiction magazine, featuring both reprints and brand new stories, edited by Sean Wallace, and brought to you by Prime Books.

This issue features two brand new stories and two reprints.

 

Shining In the Dark

November 1, 2016

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Lilja from Stephen King news website, Lilja’s Library has announced his anthology Shining in the Dark, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of Lilja’s Library.  The anthology, compiled by Lilja, will contain 12 stories by 13 authors.  Six of the stories have not been published anywhere before and some were even written especially with this book in mind; it also includes one from Stephen King himself – The Blue Air Compressor, which has never appeared in any of his collections or been in print anywhere since 1981.  For more information about the authors and stories you can visit the anthology’s official website: www.ShiningInTheDarkAnthology.com.  The book will be published by Cemetery Dance and should be out next year.

Lilja and I worked closely together to come up with the idea for the cover art.  He wanted an image that reflected ‘Lilja’s Library’ but would not only just appeal to fans of the site.  One image that kept coming to him was that of a man or creature sat looking at a computer screen with something scary about him.  I thought this was a great starting point, and furthermore that the creature should be the website’s mascot Marv (originally created by Glenn Chadbourne).  I liked the setting of a creepy ‘library’ room and further tied it in with the website by having the banner appear on the computer screen.  Early on, Lilja suggested maybe using imagery from the Stephen King story for the cover; while we veered away from that idea I did manage to include a nod to it by making it look like Marv was reading the story on the screen.

Below are some rough sketches I did for the composition as well as some work-in-progress shots of the final image.

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Dark Screams

October 21, 2016

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Here’s the cover art for Cemetery Dance’s signed limited edition of Dark Screams, an anthology of 25 stories of horror and dark suspense from some of the biggest names writing horror today including Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Clive Barker, Peter Straub and many more.  The stories were originally published by Random House as eBook mini-anthologies, so this edition is the first time these stories have been seen in print together.  This limited edition also features full colour endpaper art by Alan M. Clark.  You can see the full list of stories and authors and preorder the book, which is due out next year, over at the Cemetery Dance website.

Shadow Casting

October 11, 2016

jack6.140x9.210.inddShort, Scary Tales Publications recently announced the publication of Shadow Casting: The Best of Paul Kane, a collection celebrating the author’s twenty years as a professional writer, which gathers some of Paul’s best fiction and features an introduction by Muriel Gray.

As well as a fully cloth-bound trade hardcover and eBook editions there is a signed and numbered limited hardcover (signed by Paul, Muriel and myself) available, limited to only 200 copies, which will also include the film Confidence, based on one of his original scripts.

You can find out more about the book and order copies over at the SST Publications website.

The cover image was an early personal piece I did, so I’m thrilled to have found a great home for it after all these years!

The Dark Magazine Issue 16

October 4, 2016

thedarkissue16-220x340My The Dollmaker image was featured on the cover of last month’s The Dark magazine (issue 16).  The image was originally created for the cover of The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24.

The Dark is a monthly online dark fantasy and horror short fiction magazine, featuring both reprints and brand new stories, edited by Sean Wallace, and brought to you by Prime Books.

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