It's official! Shed Simas has announced my involvement in Onça Publishing's Indiegogo campaign to print a gorgeous new edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's renowned Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I'm greatly looking forward to working on this piece; I've been on a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen kick the past few days, so you might just see some steampunk-noir edging its way into my interpretation of this brilliant gothic tale.
Please, make your way over to Onça's campaign page and donate a bit of money to this startup. Shed's got a wicked great vision for this little British Columbia-based publishing house, and if you're a lover of beautiful books then he's the guy to give them to you. I'll be donating original artwork to the campaign (available for a $250 CDN donation to the startup) which will also be reproduced and available to backers as a poster. In the meantime, a toast: to books!
So, this one's real late in making it to the blog. I started this on Halloween, intending it to be both my final Inktober piece and my contribution to the #Valhalloween hashtag. Clearly that didn't happen. It actually got lost in my sketchbook after I finished it on the train earlier this month, and I just rediscovered it. So, here you go. Enjoy. And have a quote from Jack while you're at it:
"Since it is so likely that [children] will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage."
- C.S. Lewis