We’re justifiably proud of the range of covers we produce at Angry Robot, and often like to shout about them from the rooftops. Sometimes, though, we just like to sit back and let the artwork speak for itself. Just look at that detail.
Are you getting bored of this yet? We’re definitely not. It seems like pretty much every day in the Angry Robot office is a “woah, that’s just awesome!” day at the moment, and as long as the weather remains cold and wintery long may that little flash of sheer joy continue to light up our chilly world.
Today’s wonderful specimen is the cover art for Dan Abnett‘s September title, Embedded. Our artist is the almost supernaturally talented Larry Rostant, who also provided the cover image for Dan’s most recent book for us, that wild historical fantasy romp
Today it’s the cover for Ian Whates‘ first fantasy novel, City of Dreams & Nightmare. The cover is by Greg Bridges, the Australian artist who also graced us with the cover for Kaaron’s Walking the Tree.
This time we’re in the land of brass and clockwork, amongst the many towering spires of Thaiburley, City of a Hundred Rows – a setting that is as much of a character in the novel as any of the people. We see a vast metal and glass heart that appears to be running the city through some mysterious alchemical
OK, so there’s been a “healthy debate” recently about the featuring (or the avoidance of featuring) characters from non-white cultures on fantasy and SF books. For us, well, perhaps we’re being a tad naive but it never occurred to us. Zinzi, the “girl who finds things” in Lauren Beukes’ very urban fantasy Zoo City, is a black South African, so of course that’s what she looks like on John Picacio’s cover.
And King, the hero of Maurice Broaddus’ superb resetting of the
The huge swathe of internet love for John Picacio’s cover for Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City continues, unabated, and we’ve even had Lauren and Marco our Robot Master contacted by the South African media for an interview about it!
Meanwhile, over at John’s website, he relates the experience of working on the cover.
Oh, it seems to be cover week this week!
Thomas John The author will be one of the guests at the SFX Weekender 5-6 February. Why not pick up a copy of the book and get him to sign it while you’re there!
Design by Spring London. Bloodstains
Back in December we showed you the absolutely gorgeous cover art for Maurice Broaddus’ forthcoming novel, King Maker. Stunning wraparound art from the uber-talented Steve Stone (click the thumbnail for a bigger version).
Here’s the cover with all the covery bits ‘n’ pieces added on by the talented designers at ARGH!
Feast your eyes, ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes…
We do like showing off our covers. Here’s the latest – Guy Adams’ The World House, out in the UK next month, Australis/NZ soon after, and in the US and Canada at the back end of the year. Attractive, striking, and mysterious. A bit like our Mr Adams, in a way…*
Clicking on the image opens a bigger version.
* You owe me a beer for that, Guy.
It’s no use, we just can’t keep this to ourselves a moment longer. Here’s the cover art for King Maker, book one of Maurice Broaddus‘ extraordinary Knights of Breton Court trilogy. These books, if you recall, are a retelling of the King Arthur myths, set amongst the inner city gangs of Indianapolis. It’s dark, vicious and totally of the moment: like The Wire meets Excalibur. Because when Angry Robot does urban fantasy, we never forget the “urban” part.
This art is by the fabulously talented Steve Stone of Artist Partners, whose work you will undoubtedly notice from
Vinnie’s just published a guest blog over at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist in which he discusses the process of creating cover art from commission to conclusion, using Nekropolis as his example.
The first step after being commissioned is to come up with a concept for the cover. Sometimes the client already has a specific idea
We like to have a laugh and a joke on here sometimes, because, well let’s face it: we’re funny guys. Also devilishly handsome and great in the sack (and not at all slightly overweight, just slightly undertall).
However, sometimes we just like to let the work speak for itself, so without any further ado (did that bit at the top count as “ado”? I’m not sure. Anyway.), here are the covers to our January
Three-time British Fantasy Award-winner, Vinnie has excelled himself with his latest cover – look at the expression on Matt Richter’s face (click on the image to see a bigger version). He may be dead, he may be chained up, but he looks to be