Notes from the Studio

Category: Studio Notes


Summer time and the living is easy, or, at least its supposed to be. I’m busier than ever, smack in the middle of compiling loads of material for ‘The Art of Stardust’ book that Titan will be publishing next year and getting ready to jump into my next illustrated book project, ‘Honeycomb‘ a big fat novel full of original fairy tales written by Joanne Harris (Chocolat, The Gospel of Loki). And, I think a lot of people must have liked my last book project, ‘The Books of Earthsea‘ because it and my art are up for loads of awards this year (Locus, Chesleys and the Hugos). I can’t be everywhere but I will be at my very first World Con in Dublin, Ireland in August. I expect it will be loads of fun whether I win or not. Meanwhile, some of you may have noticed that its been a long, long time since I had a working website and a blog but I’m happy to have both again. I want to use this blog-space to talk about my art and the process I use in making it as well as about the books and the movies that I like. I’m

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Stardust the movie

Okay, there’s lots of web activety on the Stardust movie front so I thought that I’d post a few links and show some pictures. This is Michelle Pfeiffer as one of the Lilum. She’s on location on the Isle of Skye, up on the west coast of Scotland. The very real wind is whipping past as she stands on a cliff’s edge: I am told that that wind was so strong she had to be staked into the ground for fear of it blowing her off. Here are Clare Danes (Yvaine) and Charlie Cox (Tristran) walking in that same mountainous landscape on Skye. And here’s a link to lots more photo’s from the movie:

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Foreign travels

In mid July Karen and I headed off for two weeks in Sweden and Finland. I’d been invited to be a GoH at FinnCon in Tampere Finland over the last week in July so I took the opportunity to see a part of the world that neither one of us had ever been to before. Gorgeous weather throughout the trip made all our traveling easier. First we spent several days in Stockholm, a city filled with public art everywhere you looked.

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Into the Green, a Charles Vess art exhibition

Into the Green is a journey into the fantastical mind and mythological world of award-winning artist Charles Vess. This exhibit is at the William King Museum in historic Abingdon, VA through September 27, 2015. The show features a 150′ gallery mural that will be painted over at the end of the show, so don’t miss it! The museum is open 7 days a week and admission is free. For more information call 276-628-5005, or visit the website

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If you drop by here looking for content please follow this link:!/profile.php?id=623344714 to my FaceBook page where I post quite often. If you’re not already a ‘friend’ I’ll be happy to accept your request as long as you include a short note, okay?

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