The Silver Well: Book launch (with art exhibition)

The Silver Well

“One English village. Two thousand years of stories. Best-selling legends of Australian fantasy Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins have teamed up in this collection of 7 incredible stories, all original and never-before published.”

I’ve had the honour of creating the cover art and internal illustrations for this brand new collection by the inimitable Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins.

It is currently launching around Australia, with the Brisbane launch next Wednesday 29 November at Avid Reader (free, but bookings essential). That launch will be accompanied by an exhibition of the original cut paper/cyanotype cover (if I can get it to lie flat) and pen-and-ink internal illustrations.

The Sydney launch will be on 30 November at Galaxy Books, launched by Garth Nix (but the only art will be in the books).

The Silver Well - originals

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Kim Wilkins’ Bluebell Tattoo

Kim Wilkins' Bluebell Tattoo

A slight change of pace here, with my bluebell tattoo design for the lovely author and academic Kim Wilkins (with a connection to her latest novel, Daughters of the Storm), as executed by Squid, of Bad Apples Tattoo Emporium, Taringa.

It is a terrifying honour to be asked to design a tattoo!

Daleks of the Frost

Daleks of the Frost

Today’s instalment of the Dalek Game is for Kim Wilkins’ Giants of the Frost, which Aimee will rave about at you on demand (“all that Northerness!”) and for certain friends who are involved in a tag-team NaNoWriMo short story assault on the Norse mythology.

In other news: There is no frost in Brisbane, other than on the artichoke which remains unet.  I am working on Christmas illustrations, odd dogs, wedding invitations, long involved fairytale cycles and cooking, the fruits of some of which may in time become evident.