One of the bigger joys of this book was getting to see the drafts of the cover art for the first time.
Artist Jason C. Eckhardt gave light and shadow to people and places who had only ever existed in my mind! Just think of how it might feel to suddenly be looking at the face of someone you’d only ever pictured in your head… Thanks for an amazing, classy cover, Jason!
Jason articulated the essence of the novel – and through his skill I recognized immediately the face and form of my main character, Jim Falk, surrounded by the rickety homes, stark wilderness, and suspicious citizens of Sparrow.
I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Eckhardt, but he’s a talent to be reckoned with. Check out his many accomplishments here. AND here!
“Jason is an illustrator who got his start with the legendary Necronomicon Press back in the late 1970s and has been at it ever since. His work has also appeared in publications by Dell Magazines, Arkham House, Hippocampus Press and Centipede Press, to name a few. Jason is also five-time winner of the Best Editorial Cartoon of the Year award from the New England Press and Newspaper Association. A life-long devotee of the writings of H.P.Lovecraft…”
– I couldn’t find the author to contribute the write up on Jason Eckhardt, please let me know who I can credit. Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/LovecraftbioGN/posts/698171633598964
Below is an alternate cover that he created. This cover shows one of the many action sequences in the narrative
– Jim Falk engaged in combat with “The Spook” – Fantastic stuff!
Thanks for your time, energy, and major talent, Jason!