Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Dow of Brian

Brian W. Dow is a fantastic artist that it's been my privilege to work with three times now at Pyr, on the covers of Charles Coleman Finlay's The Prodigal Troll and the forthcoming Tides by Scott Mackay and Genetopia by Keith Brooke. (Genetopia is pictured right.) Brian started in children's illustration and commercial design and is only recently striking out into adult science fiction and fantasy. Now, in order to be more reflective of his current work, Brian has just completed a woefully overdue update of his website, and I encourage everyone to check it out. The revamped site is clean, elegant and displays many of his recent professional works, as well as some of his striking personal pieces. Not to be missed is his very "Hildebrandt Brothers"-esque rendition of Hagrid delivering the mail to Harry Potter.

2 comments:

Deanna Hoak said...

I keep coming back to look at that Genetopia cover. It's really strikingly beautiful and does a nice job of portraying the slight sense of eerie strangeness the landscape and characters in Brooke's writing convey.

Lou Anders said...

You did click to enlarge it and see the girl's fuzzy face, too yes?
And those purple tree-growths are wonderful. I think it's Brian's best work to date.