Archive for December, 2009
24th December is our last (partial) day at the Brisbane Street address in Launceston. We’re going to be travelling and camping until January 11th, and then heading back to WA via a two-day stop-over in Melbourne (where I’ll be popping back up on Skype/ICQ/Email). During the time, I should be intermittantly available by mobile phone. (Nb: don’t forget the three hour difference from WA!!!).
All things going well, we should be back in WA around the 22nd of January (estimate only), and back in Albany early February.
Merry Christmas to anyone who’s reading this!
Ben and Mia, young zombies in love, search for the perfect xmas present in a world of the walking dead.
The two zombies have swapped their hands with each other. Julie suggested the image of hand holding, and then I totally went to town on it, coming up with what I feel is one of my best — albiet Frankenstienien — covers.
I didn’t even need to take any new photographs — the ugly looking teeth are my own taken to create a set of “monster” teeth for another project, and then photoshopped to look like I need immediate dental care. The texture is a drop-sheet I took some snaps of ages ago while my dad was redecorating the family lounge room. And the artwork is public domain from the Wikipedia article on “cannibalism”.
I really like this one. It’s my favourite cover in the series so far. The tear in the picture forms such a creepy smile, and it echoes HP Lovecraft’s obsession with things hiding in the walls.
It reminds me of something. Azazel from The Sandman? Perhaps. The image of the maddened Jack Nicholson from The Shining? Maybe.
The Picture in the House is currently scheduled for release on the 20th January, 2010.