One of my most prized possessions. A fledgeling library of George MacDonald small press, hand crafted, cloth-bound, hardcovers from Johannesen press.
I pulled them out to inspect them in anticipation for finding them a permanent home on some booksheves my wife and I have our eyes on.
So, Andrea recently did an awesome, awesome, AWESOME illustration based on a scene in Gene Wolfe’s incredible Book of the New Sun series, and I decided that I wanted to draw the scene that pretty much happens right after hers! This is when the Undine, which is basically pretty/disgusting lady-Cthulu in the books, surfaces in front of the main character Sevarian, and starts to get crushed under her own weight.
I can’t emphasis how outstanding these books are! They’re definitely the best things I think I’ve ever read.
I think I may turn this illustration into a postcard!
If only as a reminder to myself to look into this series, and these talented artists!
The Silmarillion by Justin Gerard
Why am I just stumbling upon Gerard’s work for the first time today!? Holy cow is this amazing, and iit well represents his lush illustrative work across the board so, yea, consider me a fan.
[Edit: Turns out I am more familiar with Gerard’s work than I thought. He worked on the excellent Flesk Publication, The Legend of Steel Bashaw by Petar Meseldžija. which I drooled over some years ago!]
Elf archers by Helius
My 11-year old niece, who recently admitted to having devoured The Hobbit in one evening, while following it up with the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy in 4-days (‘I may have stayed up all night a couple nights’) can’t get enough of Tolkien and has taken to learning elvish. She also plans to write a fantasy novel.
She sent me a text this afternoon informing me that my middle name (my first name has no translation) was “Meldarion.” I think I’ll wear that with pride.
Good for her. I’m a little impressed.
Becky Cloonan’s thought provoking, masterfully rendered, self - published comics!
Vintage Fantasy/Sci-Fi Collection Update
Driving by a local bookstore, my wife kindly asked if I’d like to stop in? Half-an-hour later, these were the treasures I walked out with.
The total came to ~ $10, with Jack Vance’s Dragon Masters commanding approx. half. Fpr example, Podkayne of Mars was 25 cents if you can believe it!
Words of Radiance: Book Two of The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
Took 3 tries before Amazon could deliver an undamaged copy, but here she is, my most anticipated novel of 2014!