Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Covers 2013

I'm excited to reveal 2 new cover designs I've worked on recently.

The Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian is a twist on the classic Victorian detective story. A grisly murder is investigated by two detectives—one male and one female—each with different and often conflicting points of view.

Art direction by Laura Palmer at Head of Zeus.
The final cover ended up being a combination of a few of the early sketches:

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The Gallery of Vanished Husbands is a novel about a woman who becomes a recluse art collector after the disappearance of her husband. 

Art direction by Sarah Christie at Hodder & Stoughton

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Drunk Tank Pink

Drunk Tank Pink is a book about how everyday sensory input can cause unexpected and subconscious reactions in the brain. The title refers to a particular shade of bright pink that was used to paint the walls of police station holding cells, in order to subdue and weaken drunk and violent prisoners.

Art direction by Andrea D'Cruz at Oneworld Publications

And some of the initial sketches:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Michael Caine

In honor of his 80th birthday (also, coincidentally, "pi day"), I drew this quick sketch of the one and only Sir Michael Caine.

And since while you're here, might as well enjoy these delightful Michael Caine-related videos:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Drink Up

I recently had the honor of providing an illustration and lettering for a French translation of Dorothy Parker's "You Were Perfectly Fine",  which is basically a jazz-age version of The Hangover.

The final printed version, which appeared in the latest issue of French arts and literature magazine Muze:

and an alternate version which I also liked: