-By John Jude Palencar
Hi, Folks. Sorry I haven’t posted in some time. A few months ago I finished a small project for Easton Press: Poe: Stories & Poems.
One of my earliest memories of the horror genre involves Edgar Allan Poe. I remember the actor Vincent Price playing characters for a number of Poe’s short stories. As a young child I was particularly terrified of “ The Pit and the Pendulum” story. I even have a Bobble Head of Poe given to me when I was the Artists Guest at the Balticon Convention in Baltimore, Maryland (Poe’s is buried in Baltimore).
|Bobble Poe in da house (studio).|
Anyways, here are some rough sketch examples and final art for a few of the images contained in this limited edition. The final art is created in acrylic on a plate finish Strathmore.
|"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" - sketch|
|"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar", Acrylic on board|
|"Masque of the Red Death" sketch|
|"Masque of the Red Death", Acrylic on board, 8.50" x 11.00"|
|Raven sketch - I created a Grim Reaper-like Raven for this story.|
|"The Raven", Acrylic on board|
You may be interested to know that Rick Berry (Dracula) and Caniglia ( Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol) have illustrated the aforementioned limited editions for Easton Press as well.