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The Rest of the Iceberg


Steven Belledin

Years ago, I got a copy of this book, The Illustrator In America 1860-2000, by Walt Reed. If you’re unfamiliar, the book is basically an encyclopedia of prominent American illustrators that worked—not surprisingly—between the years 1860 and 2000. Each entry includes a biographical blurb, and one or two examples of the illustrator’s work. All in all, the book is a pretty nice resource in terms of the history of American illustration and it's a great…

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The Cunning Man


Dan dos Santos

December 7, 2019 - Here is a cover I recently painted for 'The Cunning Man', a novel by D.J. Butler and Aaron Ritchey, published by Baen books. The story takes place in Depression-Era Utah, and follows a man named Hiram Woolley. Hiram is a man with mystical abilities derived from the commonsense application of Scot-Irish folk wisdom and German Braucher magic. He possesses an arcane Bloodstone that allows him to see a lie the moment it is spoken. I felt like this book had a very unique blend of magic, religion, and superstition, set in early America, that resulted in a really cool vibe, not quite like anything else I've had a chance to illustrate. For whatever reason, that sensibility immediately evoked a sense of light and color in my imagination. Something about my notion of the West, and…

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