Thursday, March 19, 2009


Here's my final cover illustration for the forthcoming Pyr edition of Mark Chadbourn's AGE OF MISRULE: BOOK 2 / DARKEST HOUR, the second book in his forthcoming US debut. I'm happy to see this one much improved from the initial catalog version (which you can see at Amazon before it's replaced by the final below). 'Good to see that first version receive so much praise, but while I knew the concept was solid, I wasn't happy with my execution. Now I am.

Here's the way the book will look when it hits US shelves in June. The first AGE OF MISRULE book will release in May. Onward to finish the cover of AGE OF MISRULE: BOOK 3 / ALWAYS FOREVER -- I'll soon have the final version of that art to share with you.


Anonymous Mair said...

excellent - it was cool to watch the evolution of the work...

10:55 AM  
Blogger ces said...


11:12 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

Looks great and I like the consistency with the previous book.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

P.S. Congrats with the Hugo nomination.

9:49 PM  
Blogger ces said...

Congrats on your hugo nomination!!!

10:55 PM  
Blogger Mair said...


Congrats on the nomination!!!!

12:33 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Hi John,

Just popped over to congratulate you on the Hugo nomination. Hope to see you in Montreal. How's your French?


1:55 PM  
Anonymous Ashen Gray said...

This one is really amazing....

5:33 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hi, folks -- Extremely kind of all of you. Really glad you dig the piece. RE: the Hugo nom -- I'm thrilled and sky-high happy. Thanks so much, everyone.

Big D -- See you in Montreal, man! Congrats to you too! :)

6:17 PM  

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