Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Anne McCaffrey, 1926-2011

As a 12 I remember buying a copy of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight at a Walden Books.  Now Walden's is gone and so is Anne.  Thanks for all the memories....

Ivar The Boneless

I watched an interesting documentary about Ivar the Boneless, Viking conqueror of England, which supposes that he suffered from brittle bones disease.  After watching it I feel that it is more than likely that he did, rather than being a reference to impotence or being an ironic nickname.  I guess it's an issue where we will never know for sure because a thousand years of history has to be sifted through but it is an interesting theory.

Friday, November 18, 2011

More Edgar Allan Poe Book Pages

 From the book title page, I just really wanted to do a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe.   And the bottom image is from the title page of The Fall of the House of Usher.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Tell Tale Heart

This is an illustration that I did on the title page of A Tell Tale Heart.  I've been doing these for a few years and I really like the way this one turned out.  Poe is in my top 10 favorite authors so I guess it was about time that I did one based on one of his stories.