Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hollow Earth: Book of Beasts Cover

Here's a cover for the fantastic "Hollow Earth" series  by John and Carol Barrowman, published by Simon and Schuster's Aladdin imprint. This is for the epic final "Book of Beasts".

The books are about two twins with the inherited ability to make their artwork come to life. Art and historic paintings play a big role in the books as well - how cool is that! For an epic finish to the series, I was inspired by the peak moment where the portal to "Hollow Earth" the subterranean realm where all the creatures of myth and fantasy are imprisoned, has been opened. The book's heroes are beset by the villain riding a black, winged stag with Hollow Earth's creatures emerging behind them.


Thanks to everyone at Aladdin for another amazing project!

Dead City: Dark Days Cover

The Dead City books by James Ponti, published by Simon and Schuster's Aladdin imprint, have been amazing to work on. Here's the cover for the final book in the series, Dead City: Dark Days. My first cover for this series was way back in 2011 and it was my first series for a major publisher, so it's a little bitter sweet to be wrapping up.

The story revolves around Molly, the teen girl protagonist who gets wrapped up in the Omegas, a team of Zombie fighters battling the hordes of Undead that live in an under Manhattan. The books are high action and bring the Zombie genre to a young reader audience in a really fun and smart way while weaving in New York City history and culture. Working with so much great material was an absolute blast. Wrapping up the series with the big finale on top of the iconic Chrysler building was a fantastic way to cap it off!



Thanks to everyone at Aladdin for being so great to work with!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Eremos


Here are the first images from a new series of works titled “Eremos”

“Eremos” envisions the mythological archetypes of tribal cultures living ages after the fall of civilization.  These Mask designs are early explorations into gods, spirits and motifs for this world.

I’ll be continuing to work on these masks along with more narrative images based on classical mythological archetypes and will post more as they come.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Some New Covers

Haven't had a chance to update this thing in a while... between personal work and freelance somethings gotta give.

Here are two sequel covers for the series I've been doing for Simon and Schuster's Alladin imprint, Dead City and Hollow Earth.

These were really great projects, coming back to something I'd done previously and being able to build on what I'd established for the look already but being able to make the images of their own as well. As usual the publisher was awesome to work with and I had a lot of freedom to run with ideas on these.

Dead City: Blue Moon






Hollow Earth: The Bone Quill







Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Seer

Not a lot of time for personal work these days, pretty busy with work and freelance. I did manage to have some more fun with another mask though...


Thanks for visiting...I hope to have some new illustration up soon!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hollow Earth




I'm happy to post my latest cover for Simon & Schuster, a full wraparound for the novel Hollow Earth, by John and Carol E. Barrowman.

The book is about the adventures of two twins who possess the ability to draw things from their imagination into life. It was a really inspiring concept that provided plenty of opportunities for great visuals and was a really fun read.

It was really nice to have quite a bit of creative input on this cover and I always love working with wraparound compositions. The long aspect ratio is so great for storytelling and I love the challenge of crafting an image that holds up on it's own yet still acts as a strong foundation for the jacket design.

Jessica Handelmann at S&S was so great to work with and designed an excellent jacket with a very elegant and modern feel. A big thank you goes out to her and all the good people at Simon and Schuster.