Monday, August 20, 2012

Book Illustrations

   Hey everybody.  Thanks for inviting me to post, and thanks to Marcel for advocating for me.  He and I used to exchange mail-art and zines back in the 90s.  I'm primarily an illustrator, but I've worked in a lot of different mediums, including some animation for MTV.
    Here's the first two illustrations for a book by the notorious bizzaro fiction writer Tom Bradley.  I've done several book covers for him, and now I'm illustrating his latest.  The book will be published by Mandrake of Oxford next spring.



Here's the cover I did for Tom's novel 'Bomb Baby'


And here's the cover I did for 'Epigonesia' by Tom and Kane Faucher.  How many famous dead writers can you identify?  (Actually, I think Bukowski might still be alive.)





11 comments:

alkbazz said...

Hey! welcome David!
I didn't know about this Tom Bradley but I'll check if it's translated in french
I especialy like the first one & the babybomb!

Human Mollusk said...

Welcome aboard David!

Marcel Ruijters said...

Hello David, good to see you here! I love the bomb baby. What has he (it?) been eating?

Marek Danielewski said...

Welcome!

Gaspard said...

welcome!

Eglė Shaltmira said...

What kind of technique you used for the first two?

Zeke said...

Hello

David Aronson said...

Hey all--thanks for making me feel welcome! The first two pieces are a combination of graphite and digital collage. The main figures are rendered in graphite then scanned into photoshop and refined, then married to a collaged background. The Bomb Baby book is about a baby who survives Hiroshima but is deformed and then becomes some kind of traveling prophet...
I don't know if Tom's work has ever been translated into French. He's an American expatriate living in Japan, so it's very possible his work is available in other languages. I describe his writing to people who haven't read him as a love-child of Tom Robbins and Kurt Vonnegut on acid. It's "bizarro" fiction...

Eglė Shaltmira said...

' as a love-child of Tom Robbins and Kurt Vonnegut on acid.' - impressive, I need to find out more about it!

crippaXXXalmqvist said...

hej & well come to EBD!
btw, great stuff!!!

Kurt Komoda said...

Welcome, new Duck! Can't wait to see more!