Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SHIMMER -- The Art Issue, 2008

Hear ye, hear ye -- now available from the good folks at SHIMMER -- their 2008 Art Issue. Most magazines commission art to complement a story, but for this special issue, art director Mary Robinette Kowal has instead flipped those roles. She selected art first, and SHIMMER then invited authors to write their stories based on the art. The cover illlustration is by me, and Kurt Kirchmeier crafted a cool story from it entitled "Penny Wise". SHIMMER also interviews me for the issue. Therein, we discuss, art, marriage, lightbulbs, and I manage to craft one of the most spectacular jinxes in modern sports history. See for yourself when you pick up the issue available here.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Christopher said...

Very sweet cover, and a very cool way to handle the stories (presenting the writer with the art to inspire the story).

So many times, writers get the cool part of that deal (seeing artists do great things with stories). I hope the story for your art was cool to read!

6:11 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hi, Christopher --

Thanks, man. Yeah, it was good fun. It would be cool to see more of this happen....

11:57 PM  
OpenID isaiah13 said...

It's a gorgeous cover, John. I'm delighted to have my story attached to it. :)

-- Kurt

11:55 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Kurt! Hope you get some good mileage out of your story. 'Look forward to seeing what you do from here....

12:14 PM  

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