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My name is Brett Coulstock. I’m a writer and designer from Western Australia

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Artwork – Haunter of the Dark

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CD Cover - Haunter of the DarkThe cover for the 19 Nocturne Boulevard episode Haunter of the Dark. This is another in the series of “The Lovecraft Five” — retellings of HP Lovecraft stories by some people at dinner (see also The Picture in the House).

The original concept for this cover was an eldritch gemstone in a wooden box, but my 3D rendering abilities weren’t up to it, so Julie suggested an alternate of a church with lightning. I found a lovely image of a church, and a stunning shot of some lighting, and I think they go together well to create a moody and creepy image.

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May 16th, 2010 at 1:13 am

Artwork – An Hour To Kill

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CD Cover - An Hour to KillThe cover for the 19 Nocturne Boulevard episode An Hour To Kill. I’d developed a creepy looking creature for this episode on an alternate version of the cover, but it didn’t fit in the composition, and for all it looked cool, just teeth in the darkness was a far better visual to sell the story and imply, rather than spoil the idea up front.

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May 4th, 2010 at 3:23 am

Artwork – The Fairy King

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Artwork - The Fairy KingThe Fairy King is the first in a series of shorter works to fill in the time-slot in between Warp’d Space releases. We did a variation on the cover design to distinguish them from the mainstream releases, incorporating a more traditional leather bound book appearance and the subtitle “Short Sharp Shocks”. I was very fortunate to find a wonderful archive of vintage photographs collected as a set on Flickr, and I was very spoiled for choice. The wings are taken from insects with glitter and sparkles added.

A lovely cover — I feel — for a very creepy play.

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March 10th, 2010 at 8:53 am

Artwork – Three Exes for Xmas

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CD Cover - Three Exes for Xmas
Three Exes for Christmas is a delayed posting. This release was paired with Gift of the Zombi for the December releases, and again features zombies. Given the care and attention I lavished on Gift, and that Sue and I were packing up house and ready to move back to WA, this cover had to be extremely basic. So it’s a largely untouched photo of a rather striking corporate building — all I did was to alter the sky and modify the colour to give it an apocalyptic feel.

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March 10th, 2010 at 8:48 am

Artwork – The Wrong Bob

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March 3rd, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Artwork – Warp'd Space Episode 3

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CD Cover - Warp'd Space Episode 3The cover for the current episode of Warp’d Space. This cover features Beverly Poole, who plays the character/s called “Pilot”.

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February 11th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Artwork – Bride of the Minotaur

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Artwork - Bride of the MinotaurLeaving Tasmania to return to Western Australia, and the inevitable Christmas chaos, I had limited time to do covers. Bride of the Minotaur was done without reading the script or listening to the production … Julie gave me some keywords and some things she’d like to see, and I assembled to order! I haven’t caught up with listening to it yet either!

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February 10th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Artwork – Gift of the Zombi

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Artwork - Gift of the ZombiWell, as Julie says, nothing says “Christmas” quite like Zombies. There are two zombie stories to be released this month from 19 Nocturne Boulevard, the first is Gift of the Zombi

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.

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December 14th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Artwork – Picture in the House

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Artwork - The Picture in the House A supremely creepy cover for a 19 Nocturne Boulevard audio drama called The Picture in the House. The play is an adaption of a HP Lovecraft story.

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.

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December 4th, 2009 at 10:28 am

Artwork – The Deadeye Kid #3

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CD Cover - The Deadeye Kid #3The third Deadeye Kid cover. Having established the separate style for these stories, I promptly did a variation in the colour, opening the way for more variation in the future (although I expect most of them will be dusty orange/red).

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November 27th, 2009 at 7:05 am