The images shown below (slight updates from the original works) will be limited edition postcard versions, which, by the way, should be available within the next couple of weeks as a signed edition of twenty-five.
Of the two commissioned, for the art of the first postcard, it seemed only natural to illustrate the litany in a similar style to that of The Pumpkin Dream Halloween poem, and it was great fun revisiting with some of these creatures. While many of the smaller monsters are found in The Pumpkin Dream, the central monster, the big scary tree house creature, was a welcome addition to their sinister ranks; he's got a big appetite, as you might notice on the back of the card! Yikes!
For the second card, I wanted to return to the tactile world of pen and paper. And instead of working in a surreal style, which I mentioned in the earlier blog entry, I was diverted. While viewing Debra's book again (see below), I really enjoyed ye olde versions of the postcard imagery. In many of these images a person in some type of old building is being spooked by a team of green and purple monsters crawling out of the woodwork so to speak. (The image on the postcard below was done in pen with hues created by colored pencil).
Hope you enjoyed the further peek into this commission project. Hope to post news soon about the limited edition versions. And in the meantime, here again is a full preview of the
12-19-2011: Please Note (updated):
The author mentions that 3rd edition pricing is more affordable. Any previous pricing was for final limited copies only on the 2nd edition.