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Gabe / on Mon, Aug 17 2009 at 10:50 am

The Talisman

You might not have heard, but we recently switched publishers. We are now apart of the Random House family and our new books from them should start hitting early next year. They also happen to be publishing a new comic series based on Stephen King and Peter Straub’s “The Talisman”. They approached me about creating an alternate cover for the comic and I let them know it sounded cool but I’d never read the original book. I grabbed it for my Kindle iPhone app and discovered two things. First, the Kindle iPhone app is awesome and I love reading books on it. Second, The Talisman is rad. 

So I ended up drawing the alternate cover which you can see here:

The coolest part about this project was that all the work I did from sketches to the final piece had to be approved by Stephen and Peter. That means that Stephen King and Peter Straub actually looked at my work and liked it. Each time I got a message back from my contact at Random House saying they liked what I was doing it was a thrill. 

If you’d like to grab the book you can hit the comic shop locator to find a store near you. 

-Gabe out


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