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Genius art guy

Posted October 26 by John Birmingham

I should do a little gallery one day of all the art work I've had done for me by Will Heavey. I found him via 99 Designs and was so pleased with the early stuff he did for me that I just kept commissioning him. I should really get a few fallback designers for when he gets too busy and famous for me, but the whole process is so easy with Will that I can never quite bring myself to send the work anywhere else.

His latest cover is a great example.

A couple of years ago I wrote a novella for Steve Stirling's anthology The Change. Took Fifi, Jules and Pete, moved them out of the Disappearance storyline, and into Steve's Emberverse. It worked really well.

Decent fellow that he is, Lord Stirling had no probs with me eventually self publishing the story as a standalone. The question of cover art arose and I asked Will if he could give me something that spoke in the design language of Steve's series, while being something all of its own.

I think he did well.

Behold, Fifi, Pete and Jules in the cannibal realm of Sydney.

Most of you will have had the email about the book's release. But if you haven't, it's on sale for 99c for a couple of days.

9 Responses to ‘Genius art guy’

Nocturnalist has opinions thus...

Posted October 26
Hunters & Collectors reference?

Barnesm mutters...

Posted October 26
sush, spoilers

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Bondiboy66 has opinions thus...

Posted October 26
Love the artwork - gotta start reading the story though! It's sitting in the iPad waiting for me to finish something else....Which happens to be 'How To Be A Man' which I found at the Bondi markets at the weekend!

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jl asserts...

Posted October 26
It's a good cover- when I first saw it, I thought immediately of the other Change works. Success.

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Murphy_of_Missouri would have you know...

Posted October 26
Fifi lives!

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she_jedi mumbles...

Posted October 26
Such a genius art guy! He really nailed the look of the art of the rest of the series.

Really loved the story too; got a kick out of the cameo from the King of Darwin, your majesty :P

John Birmingham reckons...

Posted October 26
I will never live that down.

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Surtac puts forth...

Posted October 27
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Genuinely LOLed when I realised what the second part of the King's 'commission' was. :)

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Leftarc reckons...

Posted October 27
Jumped into this as soon as I saw it, and as for the cover, it does look like a Emberverse book. And Pete must have some big cahoolies to take Lucille from Negan and Rick. Why though, can't I get other Emberverse books onto my kindle?

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