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OUR ILLUSTRATIONS

Our hallmark chiaroscuro illustrations are pencil sketches done on 6 x 9 paper. The pictures are drawn in negative, and after being scanned, the color is digitally inverted, leaving a composition largely composed of deep shadows (the white paper) interspersed with glowing swathes of light (pencil smudges), and gleaming highlights (pencil marks).

 

My primary, direct artistic influences are illustrators Edward Gorey, Gustave Dore, Barry Moser, Lynd Ward, Arthur Rackham, Harry Clarke, Bernie Wrightson, and W. Graham Robertson. Painters Godfried Schalcken, Heinrich Fuseli, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Carrivagio, and John Atkinson Grimshaw are also influences to the mood, tone, and style of our illustrations.

Here's a side-by-side "before and after" of J. Sheridan Le Fanu's haunting masterpiece, "Schalken the Painter". On the left is the pencil drawing I made; on the right it has been inverted and touched up with Pixlr editor.

                               
 
 
GALLERIES

Below you will find curated galleries of the illustrations

in each of our publications.    

 
 

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Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Algernon Blackwood's Best Horror

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

BIERCE

Robert W. Chambers

Robert W. Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

Chambers

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

F. Marion Crawford

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IMG_20161017_0004

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle: "The Hound of the Baskervilles,"   & the Best of Sherlock Holmes

Doyle: "The Hound of the Baskervilles," & the Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

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The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

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William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson

E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. T. A. Hoffmann

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

HOFFMANN

Washington Irving

Washington Irving

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

IRVING

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

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W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

M. R. James

M. R. James

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

2021-10-13_020025 (2)

2021-10-13_020025 (2)

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

JAMES

J. Sheridan Le Fanu

J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Le Fanu

Leroux: "The Phantom of the Opera"

Leroux: "The Phantom of the Opera"

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

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IMG_20170919_0004

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Nesbit

Fitz-James O'Brien

Fitz-James O'Brien

Fitz-James O'Brien

Fitz-James O'Brien

Fitz-James O'Brien

Fitz-James O'Brien

Fitz-James O'Brien's Weird Fiction

Fitz-James O'Brien's Weird Fiction

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Guy de Maupassant's Weird Tales

Fitz-James O'Brien's Weird Fiction

Fitz-James O'Brien's Weird Fiction

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Poe's Best Horror and Weird Fiction

Shelley: "Frankenstein"

Shelley: "Frankenstein"

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Stoker

Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Stoker

Stoker

Bram Stoker: "Dracula"

Bram Stoker: "Dracula"

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

Dracula

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Wells: "The Invisible Man"

Wells: "The Invisible Man"

Original pencil sketch drawn in negative on white paper
Result after being scanned, inverted, & touched up
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