Cover art is a key part of any book, which makes our artists as important and as much part of the skulk as our writers and the behind the scenes team. We wanted to tell you more about them.
Daniele Serra is a professional illustrator. His work has been published in Europe, Australia, United States and Japan, and displayed at various exhibits across the U.S. and Europe. He has worked for DC Comics, Image Comics, Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales magazine, PS Publishing and other publications. Winner of the British Fantasy Award.
Work for FS: The Lonely Dark, The Velocity of Constant, European Monsters, African Monsters, Asian Monsters, Tales of Eve, additional illustrations in some Monsters titles
Hailing from the frozen wastelands of distant Hoth (Wisconsin) Jeff Preston is a freelance illustrator in the gaming industry. His images have graced the pages of over 40 game books in the past 14 years. He’s 43, a virgo, likes disco, holding hands and long walks on the beach. Jeff can be reached at jeff at team-preston.com
Work for FS: Blood Bound
Kieran Walsh is an artist and designer based in Leicester. He has always been interested in the creative arts and in 1992 moved from his home town of Kells in Ireland to the UK, where he gained an Honours Degree in Fine Art. Since then he has worked extensively in the Arts and has worked on many projects as a freelance community artist, graphic designer, illustrator, animator, sculptor and other creative roles.
Kieran currently works as a Youth Arts Project Worker for Soft Touch Arts in Leicester. He is also involved in a number of freelance projects, including the illustrations for a series of books published by Foxspirit.
Work for FS: Illustrations for Tales of the Nun & Dragon, Tales of the Fox & Fae and Tales of the Mouse & Minotaur, also illustrations for some Monsters titles.
S.L. Johnson is a well known, if seldom seen, recluse living in CT. It has been rumored that she was a messenger for the French Resistance, going by the name of “Le Noir Pigeon.” Or a rich Russian heiress, disowned by her family for falling in love with a poor Norwegian carpenter. Or a woman who took leave of her senses when she was jilted at the altar. Feel free to ask her any questions about her artwork. But not about her past. This artist’s work can be found online at sljohnsonimages.com
Work for FS: Covers for Drag Noir, Weird Noir, Noir Carnival, Wolf at the Door, Obsidian Eye Obsidian Moon, Heart of Fire, White Rabbit, Winter Tales, Dreambook Unikirja, The Pseudopod Tales, And the Fox Crows, Respectable Horror
Vincent Holland-Keen spent most of his formative years drawing in front of the television. He then stopped drawing for a while and tried writing instead. He now does both. Beyond that, his life is packed with incident. http://www.vincenthollandkeen.co.uk/
Work for FS: Covers of Office of Lost and Found, Billy’s Monsters, Tales of the Nun & Dragon, Tales of the Fox & Fae, Tales of the Mouse & Minotaur, Eve of War, some illustrations for Monsters series, Fox Spirit Logo. layouts
Sarah Anne Langton draws things, writes and scribbles a lot about comics. Qualified Astronaut. Part time archaeologist. Full time geek.
Sarah has worked as an Illustrator for Hodder & Stoughton, Forbidden Planet, EA Games, The Cartoon Network, Sony, Marvel Comics and a wide variety of music events. Written and illustrated for Jurassic London, Fox Spirit, NewCon Press, Anachron Press and ‘The Fizzy Pop Vampire‘ series. Daylights as Web Mistress for the worlds largest sci-fi and fantasy website. Her work has featured on io9, Clutter Magazine, Laughing Squid and Creative Review. http://www.secretarcticbase.com/
Work for FS: 25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf, A Pack of Lies, Fool if you Think it’s Over, The Fox Pockets Series (10 titles), Wicked Women, Spares, Extricae/Throw the Bones, The Stars Seem so Far Away, The Peruvian Pigeon,
Tom England currently works as the graphic designer for a multi award winning marketing company. When he isn’t busy tinkering with 3D models, animation or digital painting; he can be found sketching images down for a story for his baby daughter. Often seen at night scurrying towards his laptop on a quest to help the online communities with a glass of wine in hand. Tom thrives on challenges and has a “this job isn’t done until the client is happy” attitude. He also writes in the third person to describe himself. http://www.tomenglandart.co.uk/
Work for FS: The Second Giganti, The Dioccilini, Logo for Vulpes
Dave Johnson is a Nottingham based full time graphic designer and artist.
Work for FS: Covers of The Girl at the End of the World, Vol 1 & 2, both versions, graphics for stories in Monsters books, logo for FoxGloves
Matt Clark Hellery ‘Devon based redfacedmonkey has worked for a number of publications, including Holdfast Magazine and Fox Spirit Books as well as the pop up cinema project ‘Puny Gods’. His artwork can be viewed on www.redfacedmonkey.co.uk and you can contact him via his Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/redfacedmonkey/
Work for FS: Covers Weird Wild, Ghoulsome Graveyard, Akane: Last of the Orions, illustrations for Weird Wild, logo for Fennec
Work for FS : Cover of Emily Nation
Michaela Margetts is a freelance illustrator based in Derby. She works under artist name MM illustrations on a wide range of projects. with a bold, graphic style, with a sensitive understanding of colour and composition.
Work for FS : Cover of You Left your Biscuit Behind
Tabatha Stirling is a writer and poet living in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband, two Elven children and a depressed Beagle, called The Beagle. Her publishing credits include Spelk fiction, Camroc Fiction Press, Literary Orphans, Mslexia, Feminine Collective, Sick Lit Mag, Twisted Sister and was recently the winner of the Scottish Book Trust 50-word short story competition. Tabatha is a member of the Society of Authors & The Federation of Scottish Writers.
She recently signed with Unbound, the literary crowdfunding publisher, for her book, Blood On The Banana Leaf, about maid abuse in Singapore and how women cope in the most brutal of circumstances.
Tabby is absolutely ready for a zombie apocalypse.
Blog: http://www.volequeen.com Design Studio @Mudlarkdesign.tumblr.com Twitter @volequeen
Work for FS : Cover for Hobgoblin’s Herald