I’m happy to announce the 1995 New York Times Notable Science Fiction Novel “Resurrection Man” by Sean Stewart, is now available as an illustrated ebook featuring 80 of my illustrations.
Sean is the award winning author of such projects as “Year Zero” (the Nine Inch Nails ARG), “I Love Bees”(the Halo ARG) and 12 well received novels, including the Cathy’s Book Series, (Cathy’s Book, Cathy’s Key, and Cathy’s Ring), “Perfect Circle” a 2004 Book Sense Notable Book, and Best of the Year from the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the Nebula World Fantasy Award year 2000 winner “Galveston”. He was a founding member of 42 Entertainment, and is now at Fourth Wall Studios where they are currently changing the nature of storytelling via integrated media.
This set of illustrations has to be the most challenging project I’ve tackled to date. I’ve certainly done hundreds of drawings for my video game projects – but this was my first experience weaving images directly into a work of fiction. The novel has a eerie atmosphere. Dark and foreboding, but somehow not gruesome, even when it takes some grim turns. It was a great experience, finding that strange tone and somehow injecting it into the drawing.
I spent approximately 3 months with the story, working on it nearly every day. Reading and re-reading, choosing symbols and incidents from the text, pacing out where to place drawings, and of course how to express the atmosphere of the story to the best of my ability.
I feel I’ve been given a tremendous opportunity, being given free rein to illuminate the text. I hope you’ll check it out, and enjoy the experience.
Here’s a few sample drawings from the book – but of course you can download the first few chapters from Amazon, or of course purchase the novel for only $2.99!
Stay tuned for future announcements! I hope to have the chance to do more illustrated fiction. I can’t wait to be able to talk about what comes next.