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.

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.

jgillustration:

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!

jgillustration:

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!

senseorsensuality:

Illustration by leejeeh84

senseorsensuality:

Illustration by leejeeh84

Echeyakee, the Whitemist by 6kart
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!]

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!]

swinish:

Peter Mullen

swinish:

Peter Mullen

Beautiful Scars by Dave Guertin (one-half of Creature Box)
More on the project here: http://creaturebox.com/featured/beautiful-scars/

Beautiful Scars by Dave Guertin (one-half of Creature Box)

More on the project here: http://creaturebox.com/featured/beautiful-scars/

quarkmaster:

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.

quarkmaster:

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!

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!

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!

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!

brudesworld:

Hither Came Conan by Mark Schultz

brudesworld:

Hither Came Conan by Mark Schultz

phrrmp:

Legend of Cryptids Illustration by alexnegrea

phrrmp:

Legend of Cryptids Illustration by alexnegrea

saielitil:

Move Up by madspartan013
lulubonanza:

Red Sonja Rides Again by urban-barbarian