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Time to End US Tax Funding of the Arts?

Some in the art community fear that Washington DC politicians may cut funding to the arts (NEA, etc.) in an effort to get the budget in check. My take? Please make the cuts. Right to the bone. Every April 14th I send the IRS a big chunk of my earnings. Probably you do, too. I […]

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Book Cover Artwork: Dr. David Gelber’s Behind the Mask

A book cover illustration and layout that I’ve been working on over the last couple of weeks for Dr. David Gelber’s non-fiction book Behind the Mask. The colors in the illustration were a little tricky since normally hospital surgeries are well lit in spotless white environments — which dictated either boxing a whitish picture in […]

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A Book Illustration Looking for a Home

Thanksgiving Day here in the US… Not working on holidays is tough for me – I love doing what I do for a living. That said, this has been a great year in terms of having work to do, something many in the US can’t say this year. So I have much to be thankful […]

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Illustrations Finished for Werewolves of New Idria

I’ve now finished over 80 B&W illustrations for the upcoming graphic novel Werewolves of New Idria to be released by Moonstone Books next year. Also in the mix are several cover proposals, a poster (that may become the cover), and the concept artwork leading up to the graphic novel (which was written by John Chadwell). […]

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2010 DIY Book Festival Call for Entries

From the press release: The 2010 DIY Book Festival has issued a call for entries for its ninth annual program celebrating the success of independent authors and publishers. The DIY Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, photography, art, comics, ’zines, fan […]

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Advice for Starting in the Illustration Business

From time to time folks ask for advice about getting into the illustration business. I might not be the best person to ask since I sort of came in through the back door, starting as a writer/illustrator who could “package” his own technical books so the publisher didn’t need to hire a photographer or illustrator […]

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Another B&W Book Illustration

Another of the B&W book illustrations I created for Victor Thorn’s upcoming book, Reality Bomb. The illustration is titled Forsake All Hope Ye Who Enter Here — with the phrase appearing in tiny print on one of the windows as well. ===================== Duncan Long is a freelance book illustrator who has done work for HarperCollins, […]

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Is Print Really Easier than Ebooks to Read?

As an illustrator, I love printed books and magazines. Nothing can match a crisp page with beautiful type inked onto its surface. Book illustrations are best in print without a doubt (though that might change in the future given a screen’s potential for higher dark/light contrast and greater color pallet). But as a reader, I […]

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And Two More SciFi Illustrations….

Here are the final two sci-fi illustrations that will appear in Ilex Press’s upcoming book SciFi Art Now. (I posted the other three in previous posts along with the details about the upcoming book coming out this Autumn). The book is slated for release in October 2010. Pre-orders can be made in the US at […]

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Reworking Illustrations

Digital painting presents almost unlimited possibilities for variations on a theme. The picture above is one such variation, a more painterly version/portrait of the figure from yesterday’s post. ===================== When he’s not creating artwork for his own enjoyment, Duncan Long is a freelance book cover illustrator. You can see more of his book cover illustrations […]

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