Weight of the Dead

“Weight of the Dead: From the Forest” – Watercolor/Digital

The artwork above was created for the cover of Brian Hodge’s wonderful new book, The Weight of the Dead, which will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2013-2014. Brian’s story is mysterious, and magical. It’s a dark Autumn fairy tale involving enigmatic beings, and ragged and desperate humans in a post-apocalyptic world where the gadgets no longer work; the forest, however, is thriving and powerful and full of surprises. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and illustrating this book–watch Cemetery Dance’s website for updates: http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/CTGY/hodge

It’s another hot day in the mountains…not as hot as it is inland, but hot enough for this lady. The cats and I are staying inside, in the shady relative cool of my little studio area, as much as possible. Lemonade! I need lemonade… No–iced coffee! Best of both worlds with that: I’ll be awake, and cool.

Until next time, stay safe and be happy.

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