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My Illustrated Eleonora (by Poe) Makes Scribd’s “Rising List”

Scribd’s informs me that my illustrated version of Edgar Allan Poe’s Eleonora is on its Rising List. I’m told that’s a good thing. You can download a free copy of Edgar Allan Poe’s Eleonorahere). My illustrated version of Poe’s The Raven can also be downloaded for free here. And, yes, my illustrated version of the […]

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Creating Artwork for the US CSLP (2013): Part II

As noted in last week’s blog, I wrapped up the illustrations I created for the 2013 US Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). In last week’s post, I showed the work that went into the poster. But there was a bit of other artwork for the project including spot art (for t-shirts, coffee mugs, and other […]

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Book Artwork and Design: What the Cyclops Saw

The last few weeks I’ve been struggling with a book layout project that’s proved to be a lot of fun. The publisher has given me pretty much free rein: I’ve been free to choose/create a typeface family, devise the two-column layout, and pick the photos and illustrations to go into it. In short, it’s been […]

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Sketch: R. Thomas Roe’s Searching for America

One of this week’s projects: a sketch (not quite polished) for R. Thomas Roe’s novel Searching for America. Set in the near future, this action-adventure story promises to be a good read. See more of my book cover illustrations at: Duncan’s Book Cover Illustrations Portfolio ===================== Share|

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Ms. Pan Is Looking for a Book Cover to Call Home

I had the opportunity to have some of my artwork showcased in the upcoming May issue of Horror Bound Magazine. While searching for suitable illustrations for the magazine, I discovered a few “Golden Oldies” that I thought I’d post over the next few days. Most of these (including this one) have never been used as […]

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Book Cover Character Sketch

A character sketch created for the book cover I’m working on for Suzy Dingle’s YA novel Shamazan. We needed a “girl next door” look – and hopefully this works for that. The book cover itself is proving challenging due to the variety of light/dark areas, including a glowing liquid. Getting everything to work is a […]

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A Golden Oldie Illustration

This is a very old illustration I did years back – which recently caught the eye of a fan (and so the posting on the off chance that others might enjoy it). It’s titled “Works Without Faith” — a sort of twist of the Bible quote about “faith without works.” I figured that idea was […]

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Ghost Story

In one of the schools where I taught (in St. George, KS), I discovered that neither the teachers nor the custodians wished to remain in the building by themselves after dark. After asking around, I learned that those who were in the building alone at night sometimes saw a young woman walking down the hall […]

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Werewolves of New Idria Poster Completed

Here’s the promo poster for the graphic novel Werewolves of New Idria. Everyone seems to like it and it’s possible that it may become the actual cover for the graphic novel. If so, it will be about the eighth cover created for the title. On the plus side, each stab at the cover illustration seems […]

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Vanity Press, Self Publishing, and Imprints

There’s a lot of confusion as to what a small publisher is and what constitutes self publishing. Part of the confusion results because many of these terms are used incorrectly (and I am guilty of this myself sometimes). But part of the problem is that publishing itself is in a flux with technology offering new […]

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