JUSTIN SWEET TO ILLUSTRATE FEVRE DREAM LIMITED EDITION
May 5, 2005
Bill Schaefer has just informed me that Subterranean Press has signed the terrific young fantasy artist Justin Sweet to illustrate Subterranean’s deluxe limited edition reprint of my 1982 historical horror novel, Fevre Dream.
I couldn’t be more thrilled. Fevre Dream is probably my favorite of my older novels, and Justin Sweet’s artwork is astonishing. He won the Jack Gaughan Award last year as the field’s best new and emerging artist, an honor well deserved. For a look at some of his other art work, check out his own website at http://www.justinsweet.com/
Justin (not to be confused with Darrell Sweet, who is no relation) will be painting a wraparound cover and two color plates, and drawing ten black-and-white line illustrations. I can hardly wait to see his versions of Abner Marsh, Joshua York, Sour Billy Tipton, and the great sidewheel steamer Fevre Dream.
Subterranean plans to reprint Fevre Dream in two states. The numbered edition will be limited to 448 copies, and will retail for $125. The lettered edition will be limited to 52 copies and will sell for $300. Both will be signed and printed on acid-free paper. The numbered edition will be slipcased, the lettered will come with a handcrafted traycase. To place your preorder, contact Subterranean.
You might want to do it soon. There’s a good chance both editions will be sold out before publication.