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Grand Theft Magic Now In Print

I got word today from Richard Blunt that his third book in the Lucas Trent fantasy series Grand Theft Magic is now in print. Like most cover illustrations, this one went through several concepts before we landed on one that worked. Key to the project was capturing an ominous, even threatening feel coupled with magic […]

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Creating the book cover for My Odyssey

I recently had the pleasure of creating the book cover illustration as well as the graphic design and layout for the cover of Kathryn H. Clark’s memoir My Odyssey. After several false starts, a friend of the author sat down with her and created a sketch which we then followed greatly simplifying the process as […]

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Busy, busy, busy…

Autumn is always busy in the publishing industry, and this one is no exception here at the Duncan Long Studio (hence the picture of one the staff, Ralph the flying monkey). Once consequence of the growing workload is updating of my blog slides. But that said, here’re a few of the more book cover projects […]

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The Lost Illustrations: The Werewolves of New Idria

When I stared creating the illustrations for the graphic novel The Werewolves of New Idria, we knew the final page count and approximately how many illustrations I’d need to create for John Chadwell’s story. That said, there’s always a little “wheel spinning” with an art project like this, so a few pieces were created that […]

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Read Portions of the Ouroh Trilogy Online

Before I created the cover illustration for Thomas D. Bryson’s Ouroh trilogy, the author asked me to read his book manuscript (and, yes, paid me a handsome sum for the task). It was a thick manuscript — actually three whole books — and a daunting read due to the marvelous word play that demands some […]

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Coming Soon: Next Adventures of Dod Book

The Adventures of Dod fantasy series by Thomas R. Williams has been a smashing success — and so the news that book three is now slated to come out in a just few months is more good news for fans. An added bit of joy for me is that after creating the artwork for book […]

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Yes, I do Book Cover Artwork

Normally the summer is a slow time for publishing. But with many authors now going the self-publishing route, this summer is proving to be an exception – busy, busy, busy. Which is just how I like it because I love my work — and there’s always a need for a little more money, right? This […]

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Duncan Long featured in Atlantic Magazine — Sort of

I got word from reporter Ashley Fetters that she had several quotes from me in her article about book covers and publishing that appears at the Atlantic Magazine website. It wasn’t too much of a surprise given she’d interviewed me a few days ago. But I was happy to see I was quoted extensively in […]

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A Beautiful Surprise Via FedEx

I received an amazing surprise via FedEx yesterday. A package from Unicorn Castle Books. I’ve been working on a cover for a supernatural novel (a novel based on actual events, interestingly enough) HIM by Kerry D. King. And the surprise in the packing container was a giant “blow up” of the book cover. Well, it […]

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Opposing Force 1: The God Particle Now Available

Got word from author Anthony DeCosmo: Just wanted to let you know that Opposing Force 1: The God Particle is now up and available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for the Kindle and Nook. The cover work you did on this project was outstanding. You can read more about the process we went through […]

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