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Proven Guilty Interior Art

May 21, 2015

Here are my interior illustrations for Proven Guilty (Book Eight of the Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher, which is out already from Subterranean Press.  I recently finished the cover for the next book in the series, White Night and am currently working on the interiors for it so keep your eyes peeled for news on that.

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Eden Underground

May 14, 2015

EDEN_UNDERGROUND_LRBram Stoker Awards nominee Alessandro Manzetti’s new poetry collection, Eden Underground, will be published in ebook format this July by Crystal Lake Publishing.  You can watch a teaser trailer for the book here.

The cover art was originally used on the back cover of the PS Publishing edition of Horns.

Ukrainian Edition of Stigmata

May 5, 2015

дом темных загадок-корешок-задникUkrainian publisher Book Club wanted to license the image that I originally created for Black House for the cover of their edition of Stigmata by Beatrix Gurion, but they wanted the image to be altered slightly in order to fit the book better, and so they asked if I could replace the house in the original image with a castle instead.  Here is the revised image below.

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Hellfire & Damnation III Free Giveaway

May 1, 2015

hellfireanddamnation3Connie Corcoran Wilson is running a promotion for her latest collection of short stories, Hellfire & Damnation III, and will be offering the book as a free Kindle download on May 2, 3 and 4.

The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories

April 28, 2015

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Here is my cover design for the second volume of Spectral Press’ yearly horror anthology series, which was first launched at FantasyCon last year.  This volume is edited again by Mark Morris, and the list of contributing authors will be announced in a few months time.

The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories will be launched at FantasyCon 2015 which will be held in Nottingham, UK, in October but you can preorder the book now over at the Spectral Press site.

And Welcome Back: Stories by Dave Thompson Kickstarter

April 21, 2015

saint darwins spiritualsBack in 2008 I did a cover for Murky Depths magazine; the image was based on one of the featured stories, Saint Darwin’s Spirituals by D.K. Thompson.  A year later I got to illustrate another of Dave’s stories set in the same world, for yet another Murky Depths cover.  Now Dave, who’s not only an author but also an audiobook narrator and podcaster (he was the former co-editor and host of the fantasy fiction podcast, PodCastle), is getting set to publish his debut collection of short stories, and has launched a Kickstarter to help him do so.

The collection, entitled And Welcome Back: Stories, will include at least nine reprinted stories, a brand new story and the first ever printing of Annnnd Welcome Back, which you can listen to for free on Dave’s website.  Amongst these stories will be three from his Saint Darwin’s universe (which I’m keen to revisit!) – a fantasy steampunk world filled with all manner of monsters, where Charles Darwin has invented goggles that lets the wearer see ghosts.

The Kickstarter was just launched last week and has already reached it’s funding goal.  However, there are still a number of stretch goals Dave is aiming to reach (one of which would allow for me to do a brand new piece of cover art for this collection) and there’s still another 23 days left for people to back the project.  So if this sounds like your kind of thing, do make sure you head over to the Kickstarter page and check out the large range of rewards available for levels of pledges ranging from just $5 to $500 or more.

20th Century Ghosts Revisited

April 15, 2015

It’s been a while since my last post as it’s been a busy month for me.  I’ve been hard at work on a whole bunch of new artwork for PS Publishing’s 10th Anniversary Edition of Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghosts short story collection.  The book will be out this year in time for FantasyCon in October, and ordering information should follow shortly on PS’s website.

I did the cover art for PS’s original editions of 20th Century Ghosts so it was cool to get to revisit the book after all this time.  For this 10th anniversary edition there will be trade and deluxe versions and I’ve been commissioned to do a number of pieces, each based on a different story from the collection.  So it’s been a blast getting the chance not only to work on the book again, but to be able to more fully explore and play with the cool imagery from Joe’s stories.

The original edition of 20th Century Ghosts was the first cover I did for PS Publishing; in fact it was one of my first book cover commissions, so it’s also been about ten years since I started working as an illustrator.  The collection also features the story You Will Hear the Locust Sing which was the first thing I was ever asked to illustrate, and which appeared in The 3rd Alternative magazine.  That is one of the stories I’ve chosen to illustrate for this new edition, and this time I’ve taken a completely different approach to how I illustrated it last time, so it was a lot of fun to work on.  But you’ll have to wait to see what I did for that one…!

In the meantime here are a couple of other finished images, which are planned as the wraparound cover pieces.  The first is based on the story, Pop Art, and the second is based on the title story 20th Century Ghost.  I’ll post more images for the book when I can.

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Some Working for Bigfoot Interior Illustrations

March 20, 2015

Following on from my cover reveal of Working for Bigfoot last week, Subterranean Press have now posted four of the six interior illustrations I did for it on their website.  Check them out below!  The book is available for preorder now.

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Working for Bigfoot

March 9, 2015

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Fans of The Dresden Files should check out Working for Bigfoot, a collection of three novellas set in the world of the Dresden Files, which look in on wizard, Harry Dresden, at different points in his career, when he’s been hired by a Bigfoot to help out his son.

I just turned in the finished b&w interior illustrations last week and the book is due to be published by Subterranean Press in June.

Hellfire & Damnation III

March 2, 2015

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Here’s my cover art for Hellfire & Damnation III, a collection of short stories by Connie Corcoran Wilson themed around Dante’s Inferno and the 9 Circles of Hell.  It’s the follow-up to 2012’s Hellfire & Damnation II, which I also did the cover for, and is available now in paper and kindle formats.

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