New book scheduled for release in October 2010…
I am pleased to announce that following an invite from my buddy, writer/editor John Freeman to submit examples of my latest work for possible inclusion in his forthcoming book SciFi Art Now (following the successful publications, Fantasy Art Now, by Martin McKenna, its second volume Fantasy Art Now 2, by Ally Fell & Duddlebug and Comic Art Now, by Dez Skinn, in which the Worlds End “On the Run” Poster was shown) that once again my current work will be on display in its pages.
The book, which was subtitled, Alien Worlds gave me the opportunity to put forward pages from volume one of the graphic novel series, “Riders on the Storm,” that pertained to the title in question. This is going to be a great way to showcase Worlds End once more prior to the actual publication date and will give folks a teaser as to what is to come, in terms of what you will see in print.
I would like to take time to thank both John, for his initial approach to me about showcasing my work in his new book and the guys at the publishers, Ilex Press, for affording me the opportunity to do so.
This is a great honour to me, as I realise not everyone that submitted work was included in the book due to space limitations and thus feel very privileged to be amongst some of the greatest of my peers.
The book is available to order now from Amazon by visiting the links here:
SciFi Art Now at Amazon.co.uk
SciFi Art Now at Amazon.com
You can also visit the Wizards Keep website where the links are contained in the Other Publishers pages below the Shop section by clicking the link below:
You can also visit John’s dedicated SciFi Art Now Blog for more up-to-date news as it happens here:
SciFi Art Now Blog
There is also a link here on my Fellow Bloggers Area on the left hand column, which you can find by scrolling down my Blog page here.
There is an introduction from veteran SF illustrator Chris Foss and the final line-up of art is a good cross section of talent, including work by Bob Eggleton, Ron Miller, Lee Gibbons, John Picacio, Rian Hughes and many others, at varying stages in their careers.
John spoke to me over the weekend via email in which he said, “We had a terrific response to the appeal for art, and while not everyone who sent in pieces made it in, the number that did is pretty high and there's quite a range of styles featured.”
I am excited to see the work inside the book, as I know from the previous three books in the series and also the other books published by the UK publisher, Ilex Press, what to expect in terms of design and value for money with high end art books.
John is also planning on producing a series of ongoing “Quick-fire” 10 Questions and Answers interviews on the SciFi Art Now Blog with each of the artists who feature in the run up to the release of the book and in which John has very kindly asked me to take part.
I’ll let you have more details about the Blog and indeed the release of the book as it happens.
Until next time have fun!
April 27th 2010
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