Just in time for Halloween, October sees the release of Crooked Hills, a novel for middle readers (and those of us who never quite grow up) from my frequent collaborator Cullen Bunn. It’s a wonderful and perfectly spooky book that hit that sweet spot creepiness and fun where Cullen and I find our common ground. I liked the book so much that I petitioned to be the cover artist (and if everything goes to plan, a few interior illos as well). Here is the finished piece (which I’m awfully fond of) as well as the original line art and initial sketch.
Read Evileye Books official announcement of the upcoming
novel here and keep an eye out for it this fall!
Thought I’d start off the week with a pretty smiling girl on roller skates. You can’t knock that. I have no idea where the inspiration comes from but it’s obvious that she stepped out of the 70’s. Kind of has that Charlie’s Angels vibe. Also, a very “Summer-y” vibe. Which is nice considering the greyness and snow flurries outside my window.
Perhaps it’s the comically short towel he keeps tied around his neck.
I know that in a recent comment section I’d asked for suggestions of characters you folks would like to see me take a crack at. Fear not, suggestions were noted and I do plan to do several of them. It’ll probably be until after the holidays before I get any of those posted–I have a couple other posts already in the queue. Stay tuned!
The above image is not a repost, it’s actually a rescan. Got the old scanner hooked back up and found that it does a much better job of scanning color images. Still have a couple kinks to work out (RE: the shadows on the left border of the image) but I’m much more happy with the results. I’ve included the previous scan for comparison.
I’m sure it’s a weight off your shoulders too.