Category Archive for: Art

Sneak Peek Teaser for Great Fantasy Cover Art

I am excited to announce I’ve been working with artist Patrick Arrasmith for the cover of my novel, The Conjurers.

Great fantasy cover art can make all the difference for a novel’s success and I am thrilled to be working with Patrick for mine. He has created covers for such notable publishing houses as Random House, Tor, Nightshade Books, Macmillan, Scholastic and Viking Press.

A Great Fantasy Cover Artist

Patrick works in a medium called scratchboard that gives his images a unique, fantastical and otherworldly feel. I was specifically drawn in by a dark, mysterious cover he did for J.D. Horn’s horror novel, “The Void.”

I’m looking at a release date around the beginning of May for the novel, with preorders available well before that. In the next couple weeks, I’ll give you insiders a sneak peak at its spectacular Arrasmith cover. Until then, let me tantalize you with a few images from Patrick’s portfolio. These provide just a hint of what he can do.

Arrasmith produces great fantasy cover art and much, much more

Eaglepus

Bagan

Bagan

HauntingSilhouette

Hauntings (Silhouette)

To see more of Patrick’s amazing artwork, visit his website at PatrickArrasmith.com.

Best Books for Children Under 10

Last Thursday, the BBC released a poll of book critics from all around the world that rated the all time top 21 best books for children under 10. The list includes picture books for toddlers and chapter books for middle grade readers. It is a fascinating list and I actually respect the order they came up […]

Artistic Doodling: New Shank City

It started out as artistic doodling; a simple way to pass the time. As I drew more characters, the beginnings of a minimalist story premise began to develop in my mind. This is certainly no thing of gravitas and profundity and has no aspirations to be that. For depth, you must check out the comic books of Neil Gaiman. This […]