The first half of 2010 has been busy, with many self-publishing authors and small presses realizing that in order to compete with big presses, a quality cover illustration can be key in attracting buyers.

On the “established press” side of things, I’ve also been busy, currently finishing up a collection of illustrations for a graphic novel from Moonstone Books (Werewolves of New Idria written by John Chadwell). And I have illustrations in Ilex Press’ upcoming Sci-Fi Art Now (to be released this Oct. 2010).

That said, I always enjoy taking on new projects and have recently updated my portfolio with a fast-view Flash version and a downloadable PDF version.

If you need an illustrator, I hope you’ll consider me for the job.

Duncan Long is a freelance book cover illustrator for HarperCollins, PS Publishing, Pocket Books, Solomon Press, Fort Ross, and many other publishers and self-publishing authors. See his cover illustrations at: