In keeping with the holiday season, I’m offering a free download of the newly illustrated Edgar Allan Poe classic, “The Raven” (which illustrated and laid out this last week).

Careful, the virtual ink’s still wet.

Cover 72dpi

Please note that in addition to the new illustrations, I also created a new typeface for this publication as well as a slight twist on the ending of the poem (hopefully Poe isn’t spinning in his grave).

Also note that I’ll be removing the ebook (PDF format) down before too long. So if you want a copy, snarf it down now while you can. Before long it will be, as the poem says, “Nevermore” available.


Please download it now if you want it.

And, yes, there are hidden messages in the pages (can you can figure out where they are and how to access them?). But, alas, no secret treasure maps to the Lost Ark, however.

For those who like to read online, there’s also a flash version of the book at


Here’s hoping you enjoy reading the book as much as I did creating the layout, typeface, and illustrations for it.

Duncan Long is a freelance illustrator for HarperCollins, PS Publishing, Pocket Books, Ballistic Media, American Media, Fort Ross, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and other publishers. See more of his book illustrations at