This is it, I just sent in the last images for last book in the Hiram Grange Chronicles...Kind of a cool symmetry in that it is almost two years to the day that I signed on to do the illustrations. This project was so unique, Not just because of the unusual raw gritty nature of the anti-hero, but also, because when I started doing the illustrations, the books where not even written and I was working from an outline. So that my illustrations, the look of Hiram, the mood, some the crucial scenes, all fedback into the writing of the books. It's is a rare opportunity for me to be a co-creator in something as cool as these book. Thanks Jake, Scott, Rob, Kevin, and Rick, these were a great group of authors to work with, and thank to Tim and Danny and everyone else at Shroud publishing for the great ride. I am proud to be a part of this project.
I am sure these are not the last images of Mr. Grange I will do. He has lots monsters to slay, confluences to close, revenge to wreak, absinthe to drink and opium to smoke before his adventures are done.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Still waiting on final approvals for this one. But, I think it's OK to share it. This is for the cover of Black Bag Jobs, and is a collection of adventures for the Laundry Files RPG. The game based on Charles Stross's series of Lovecraftian spy thriller novels. Had a lot of trouble with this image, in the end it had a real stagey look. Which isnt bad, but not what I had originally intended. Kind of has the look of one of those puzzle games, you know, where you have to locate a list of hidden items. Only here the list would include, dead body, Archaic text, blood stains, and tentacles....
Thursday, May 6, 2010
ah the life of a freelancer.One minute you sittin' around twiddling you thumbs, the next your overwhelmed with projects. I'm doing more Honey West stuff for Moonstone books. Plus the second cover to the space opera series, "In the service of the Empire" (cover to issue 1 is to the left). Doing 2 book covers for Absolute Xpress. Working on the last series of images for season one of the Hiram Grange chronicles. And I Just signed on to do some concepts for a little video game start up, And believe it or not I'm doing a series of comic fan commission. Been a long time since I've been hired to do any supper hero stuff. Should be lots of fun!