There's plenty of new stuff to post but I got to thinking about my War of the Worlds stuff because I went to Andrew Glazebrook's Blog (scroll down to see his tripods). It made me want to post some little-seen images. Above: Cover for the book that came out in 2001. I did 17 paintings for the book.
Above: This was my alternate design for the cover. It's just a color sketch.
Above: How I imagine someone out in the field might have sketched the Martian war machines (tripods) from a distance.
Above: Design for a War of the Worlds chess set. It was never made. The Queen.
Above: Here's the rook from the chess set. I wrote a whole story to go with the chess set too. It was too 'weird' for the client.
Above: This is one of the earliest drawings I did for this book. It was done before I moved out of NYC so I must've been in my 20's when I drew it. The company that assigned me the book went out of business before I could get very far. Did you know that H.G. Wells' Martians were vampires?
Above: What does a zeppelin pin design have to do with this subject? I say stay tuned. One day it will be revealed.
Above: I'll be making the two designs above in wax to later be made into bronzes.
Quite a few of my War of the Worlds paintings and more sketches can be seen in my book Kiddography.
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