Tuesday, February 12, 2008

ELRIC: TSOS Sneak Peek #5

One more glimpse of the new Elric drawings....and then next week ELRIC: THE STEALER OF SOULS finally releases in bookstores across North America (and cyberspace). Also next week, I'll have details on a cool gallery of new Elric drawings over at RevolutionSF.

"Elric and the Horn of Fate" -- interior illustration from Michael Moorcock's forthcoming ELRIC: THE STEALER OF SOULS, due out February 19 from Ballantine/Del Rey. Pencil on Crescent illustration board, 11"x14".

8 Comments:

Anonymous Christopher said...

I've never read an Elric book, but I really love the cover and interior art you've done, John.

I'll have to pick it up!

5:45 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hey, thanks, Christopher.

Well, if you're gonna pick up Elric for the first time, this series will be an awesome place to start. Besides the obvious greatness of Mike's material, there are lots of essays and extras in each book that put a historical perspective on Elric and his influence on the field. Pretty intriguing stuff, especially if you're a genre writer....

11:14 PM  
Blogger lemec said...

Quite elegant and extraordinary!

It certainly does capture the imagination.

It's nice to match my memory of the event in the book with a fantastic image!

I remember that!,the picture is new,yet it seems like it has always been with me,it connects really well with my imagination and with the words I read from Michael Moorcock's novel!

Cheers!

12:35 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Wow, that's really kind of you, Lemec. I appreciate your words very much. Are you still thinking you might be at the Austin Books signing on Feb. 23?

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Doc said...

Once again you've captured the essence of the stories so well, John. I see a real sense of resignation and fatalism in the image. I also appreciate how you've captured Elric throughout the previews you've shared. You show Elric as young, vulnerable, fierce, and tragic--sometimes all at once. Your interpretations of Elric are likely to become definitive for those who are new to the stories, but they also capture why long-time fans were excited about the stories when we first read them. Great stuff!

3:05 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks so much, Doc. I'm working on more Elric stuff for later in the series.....very motivating and gratifying to hear that you're liking what you see so far. It keeps me going! :)

10:02 AM  
Blogger Lou Anders said...

Just saw it in the store this weekend. Tremendous! Mine's on its way to me now in the post, but I thumbed through the whole thing and was blown away. I'd seen most BUT NOT ALL of this already, but there were a few surprises. My favorite remains the one where Elric is posed hiding behind the tree...

10:27 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, man! Means a lot to hear your opinion.

I guess the books have released early in some locations. Either that, or Amazon is just slower than everyone else. :)

8:13 AM  

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