Monday, 23 September 2013

Luke Spooner

Hope all is well at Portsmouth, I saw the recent photos of the shiny, newly refurbished studio and was very impressed - wish I'd been there a year or two later than I was!

This email is just to tell you how great the studios look - it's to keep you updated with what's going on at the moment. I thought Instead of rambling on about all the various books and projects I'm involved with I'd just show you select pieces from a couple of things. 

1. Cover art for a new client called 'Pantheon Magazine,' I also do all the interior artwork for these guys.
2. A new client by the name of 'Gothic City Press,' this piece is the second book cover I've done for them so far.

3. One of my favourite clients; 'Bad Moon Books' has asked me to provide cover art for a new interview their publishing in both hardcover and paperback. The interview is the last known interview given by one the author, and co-founder of the original 'Twilight Zone' TV series: Richard Matheson.
4. One of about 20 pieces I've produced for two volumes of stories to be released very soon by Angel Leigh McCoy, a writer of articles, fiction, poetry and video games story lines.

5. One of about 5 pieces I produced for an anthology entitled 'Daylight Dims' to be released on Halloween.
6. One of about 12 pieces I produced for an upcoming anthology via 'Grey Matter Press' entitled 'Splatterlands.'

7. One of about 6 six illustrations produced to support a new collection of short stories entitled 'Forever, In Pieces' to be released via 'Villipede Publications.'
8. One of my earliest client: 'Mad Scientist Journal' asked me to supply the cover to their newest issue as well as design banners and interior illustrations.
9. A piece from a self-directed project entitled 'Postcards From Paris,' a series inspired by my recent trip to Paris funnily enough.

That is a fairly nice cross section of what I've been up to recently but I've also some very exciting things planned that I feel I should mention. In addition to all of this scary, dark stuff I've been working as a children's book illustrator. The only problem is that it doesn't fit in with my existing work at In light of this I've decided to develop a completely separate persona who deals with, and displays children's illustrations exclusively. This new alias is going to be called 'Hoodwink House' and will be launched along with an online portfolio and facebook, twitter pages etc once all the relevant books are out in circulation and/or I receive permission from the publishers to publicly display the work.