Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Raymond Swanland and the Black Company

I always look forward to sketch day when working with Raymond Swanland. For one thing, it usually comes on time, for another, his work always has so much energy it’s impossible not to get jazzed about the project.

Here are a few sketches, plus the final cover, of a Glen Cook “Black Company” omnibus coming up next summer. Howling wolves, battle armored horse -- it was a tough call.

UPDATE: I should have mentioned that Chronicles of the Black Company, the first of our Black Company omibuses? omnbi?, will be out next month -- also with a nifty cover by Raymond.

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh, finally! After all these years I'll finally have Black Company books with style!

Chris Howard said...

Beautiful! I love your posts showing the artist's progress. How long does the process typically take, from first sketches to finished cover?

Paul W said...

I had no idea they were coming back as omnibus editions. I haven't finished the series...and now will be an opportunity to do so.

And the artwork looks great!

Fred Kiesche said...

Dang. It looks like my wallet won't be recovering any time soon if books like these keep coming out!

Harley-Rebel said...

lovely cover!

Abalieno said...

Hmm...

A plea: Can we get THIS artist to work on Steven Erikson books?

At least we would have something appropriate.

Fred Kiesche said...

Huzzah! Found a copy in the local bookstore! Wallet depleted, as promised!

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