Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Art requests and a new series

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One of the best bits of this writing business is sending cover art requests to the publisher.
Oh, it’s a bother, because, well, I grew up with those incredible Whelan, Sanjulian, Frazetta, Maitz covers, and so my imagination tends to run amok when I have to describe my dream cover to the artist, but it’s also lots of fun.

manuel-sanjulian-huntress

… and then we put a big sabretooth tiger skull in the right corner…

And it usually only takes two or three attempts.
But this time it took only one.

Which is a rather circular way to say that my sword & sorcery story, tentatively called Heart of the Lizard, is getting a cover, and is, therefore, “a thing” – or it will be soon-ish.

Hopefully this will be the first in a series of 20.000 words novellas, and it will feature a larger cast compared to my usual works.

Right now I am hard at work on the text to surprise my publisher and hand him the finished story one week earlier than promised. And I still hope to find time to write a few other things this weekend.
Who needs to sleep anyway?

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Art requests and a new series

  1. Nice artwork. But I have to ask, “… Whelan, Sanjulian, Frazetta, Maitz….”
    What, no love for Jeff Jones? 😉

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    • Yes, Jeff Jones too!
      And Angus McBride.
      And Karel Thole.
      And Boris Vallejo.
      A lot of them – being graphically inept, I was always fascinated and awed by great fantasy illustrators.

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