for the Right Cover
the right cover for a book can be a truly daunting task.
few weeks ago, I posted an unused
cover for The Towers of Numar,
so I thought I'd keep the theme going with this rejected
cover (on the left) for my upcoming book: Freaky
Flora: From A to Z.
first few covers I created for this particular project felt too literal.
I wanted something that would leave a little more to the imagination.
I finally settled for the more abstract design you see on the right.
can click on either images for a larger view.
up for 1313 Magazine
a pinup I did for an upcoming issue of 1313
here for a larger view). I found out about the magazine when I
received this email from the editor a few weeks ago:
currently run an international psycho-horror publication called 1313
Magazine "The Phantom Monster Show" that specializes
in film, comics books, animation, art, toys, kustom kulture, music
and so much more! Our 2nd issue is currently on sale and we're now
working on our 3rd installment due out before Christmas. This full
color spooktacular includes an exclusive front cover by 1313
guest artist Dan Brereton.
The issue also includes such creature features as; Elvira,
legendary monster artist Basil
Gogos, East Coast spookshow Ghoul
A Go Go, Rock City Morgue,
a Galeerie of special guest artists including Eric
Pigors, Funko Toys and so
much more ghastly fun!
the magazine is a visual treat for our reader's I've been in contact
with several artists for coverage and to contributing original 1313
pin ups such as Shag , Von Franco,
Rhode Montijo, Jorge
R. Gutierre, designer on Mucha Lucha, Michael
Slack and so many more!
any case, I'm a big fan of your work and was wondering if you might
be interested in doing a sexy swinging ghoulie pin up for our guest
Galeerie? I would also love to do a feature article/interview on you
and your work!
pinup and the article/interview will be featured in issue #4 on sale
in February 2004.
Twisted Rabbit Sculpture #2 Update
just received the first finished sample of the second Sideshow
sculpture based on my designs (Click
here to see the first one). I gotta tell you, it's awesome! All
the problems have been fixed and the end product is nothing short
cheers for Mat Fals (the sculptor) for doing such an amazing job at
translating my artwork into tangible form... and putting up with all
my nit picking. This piece was quite a challenge from what I hear
but all the sweat and tears have paid off. This is going to be a fabulous
collection! The piece is scheduled to be released in February 2004.
I'll keep you posted.
couple of weeks ago, I received the following email from the ModernArtMilitia:
was checking out your site the otherday
and was very impressed with the work that you had to show. I was wondering
if you would be interested in posting some of your artwork on our
site? It's a non-profit organization, so you wouldn't have to pay
for the webspace. Basically, you get your own page to post whatever
work or info you want. If you are interested, please email me back.
Thanks a lot.
The Modern Art Militia Team
I visited the
I saw that it was filled with great art from fabulous artists. Needless
to say, I was flattered by the invitation to join such a talented
bunch, and gratefully accepted. A few days later, I got my very own
page on their site! Check
An Anthology" Solicits in December's Previews
upcoming book, Parables:
An Anthology, is currently soliciting in December's
for those who aren't familiar with it, is a giant monthly catalog
previewing all the comics, graphic novels and pop culture merchandise
available from your local comic book specialty retailer, approximately
two months in advance.
browsing through the new issue, I was delighted to see that Parables
was highlited as a featured item! Look for the solicitation on page
360 and for our ad on
visiting the official Diamond's website, I was also pleased to find
article plugging the book. Looks like Diamond is giving it a good