Ms. Pan - book cover illustration by book cover artist and illustrator Duncan Long

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 book or magazine illustrations. However it’s been my experience that eventually most pictures find a home on a book cover or as a magazine illustration if I wait long enough.

So I’m crossing my fingers and hoping on this one.

This illustration has perhaps not got much traction as of yet because I made the horns a bit too realistic; those who have not been around rams and similar critters may not recognize the two spiral objects as horns on Ms. Pan’s head. I suppose the runner up is that they are squid tentacles or such. Perhaps even more horrifying. (Perhaps I’m in need of an art director who grew up on a farm.)

And, yes, the title of the illustration is “Ms. Pan.” She’s looking for a book cover to call home.

In the meantime, I’m hoping she’ll provide a little enjoyment for my blog readers.

When not ogling mythological women, Duncan Long creates fantasy book artwork and magazine illustrations for Pocket Books, HarperCollins, Moonstone Books, PS Publishing, Asimov Science Fiction Magazine, ISFiC Press, and other presses and self-publishing authors. See his book cover illustrations at: