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30 May 2009

The Ants Come Marching...

Over at Apex Book Company, they're running a piece of cover art I designed for them...well, sort of. They're giving me full credit for the cover of the ebook version of "Last Dragon" by J.M. McDermott, but only about half of the work is mine. I just did a little redesign work on the ants and added the title and author credit. Nevertheless, I'll take what I can get.




I haven't read "Last Dragon" yet, but it's getting good reviews from around the web, including being picked for the Editor's Top Ten Science/Fantasy Picks of 2008 at Amazon. When you consider the number of fantasy books cluttering the field right now, that's high praise indeed, so you can guarantee this one will be going on my reading list.
If well-written fantasy is your cup of tea, why not drop by the book's page at Apex and check it out; it's going to be available in the coming week for the Kindle and at Fictionwise, and I'm sure it will be well worth the price.

29 May 2009

Somebody Likes Onions....

It's always fun when this happens....first it was Keith and the Girl, this time it's "Nobody Likes Onions". In the latest episode (episode 423), about 30 minutes in, Patrick and and Johnny B. really take me to task for some comments I made on their forums. Well done, lads.
WARNING: NLO is very politically incorrect, but if you can put on a thick skin for a while, it's usually good for a laugh.

27 May 2009

Meet the Press!

I've been interviewed! Bill Taylor of the resourceful and entertaining blog, "The Tools Artists Use" has posted some of my work along with an interview about my tools and methods. It's online now and can be read here.
This is one of my new favorite blogs, and I would have said the same even before he ran this post. It's great learning about the tools and techniques of other artists, even...heck, especially...if they're widely different from me in terms of style. I also enjoy reading the language they use to describe themselves and their work. This is the kind of insight you can't get in a regular art class or from a book on technique. Be sure to check out "The Tools Artists Use" from time to time and see what's new and interesting.

20 May 2009

Spider Queen, Spider Queen....

Another week, another Whitechapel post. I've really got to do some other projects; I'm starting to feel like I'm going to this well too often. It's just that the weekly Remake/Remodels are too damn fun to resist.

15 May 2009

The latest Remake/Remodel over at Whitechapel is a golden age criminal character called "The Octopus", which led to this Necroscope-inspired piece of work....



For anyone who's curious, "Nemo Woodbine" is a name that Warren Ellis once proposed as an "Allan Smithee" of the comics world...an alias to be used by anyone who did not want to or could not sign their real name to a piece of work.

08 May 2009

Free Read from Apex

In case you haven't noticed it in the sidebar, Apex Books is offering a free pdf download of Paul Jessup's "Open Your Eyes". Described by Jay Lake as "surrealistic space opera in the tradition of New Wave experimentalism", "Open Your Eyes" is a novella that promises to be entertaining and possibly consciousness-expanding. I haven't read it myself yet, but if it's on par with the quality of the other offerings from Apex that I've enjoyed in the past year, it will be worth a look. And you can't beat the price.
If you're looking for a free read for the weekend, why not head over to Apex grab a copy, and while you're there, check out the other great offerings in their store.

06 May 2009

Crazier Than a Fish With What Now?

I'm back from vacation, tanned and touristed out, not much the worse for wear after braving the wilds of Orlando. Florida was not as crazy as I expected. Not as crazy as, for example, a fish with titties.
That's a phrase I've heard bandied about by Patrice, my favorite regular guest on the Keith and the Girl podcast. Apparently, it comes from some rap lyrics by R. Kelly. I thought it made for an interesting visual, so I did this little piece that I sent to Patrice in full fanboy mode. Ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure, I now present...the Tittyfish. You may now be amused.