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Friday, May 10, 2019

Red King has a Heffalump, it seems...

Pub date TBA soon... 

Here's one of the interior images for my The Book of the Red King poetry collection, one recently shared in The Rollipoke along with a cockatrice (!) and some poems about the Fool and the Red King... Interior and exterior art by Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Phoenicia Publishing

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  1. Love that drawing. Is it graphite?

    1. I'm remembering that Clive used an oil-based pencil on smooth paper for the pencil drawings in "Maze of Blood"--and I am wondering if these drawings include some rubbing for texture. I'll ask him...

  2. Clive says "Faber Castell Polychromos pencil. A mix of wax and oil base. Well remembered. The cover makes use of frottage techniques, but not the drawings." So there you go!

  3. Neat—thanks! I've always kept my distance from non-graphite pencils, but now Clive has me intrigued. Looking forward to the book!

    1. Give 'em a try!

      Yes, so am I. Phoenicia has finished a big project and I'm on the burner, it seems!


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.