And now, here's Tom...
Exciting times ahead for people who like pictures of Mr Skulduggery Pleasant. There's a whole new raft of artwork on the way, that will quite literally BLOW YOUR MIND!*
First up will be the highly finished, lovingly rendered, final cover art for the fifth book in the series, which is quite simply the best picture of Skulduggery that I have ever drawn. To be honest, that's what I think every time I do a new cover, but this time, IT REALLY IS! Just ask my Mum, she thought it was 'lovely'. To be honest, 'lovely' isn't really the word I'd have chosen, but there you go, that's my Mum for you.
I'm putting the last few finishing touches to the artwork, and as soon as my borderline obsessive-compulsive desire for perfection is satisfied, it will be sent out into the big wide world to fend for itself. So if you see it roaming around, be kind, give it a little smile, or a cheery nod and then be on your way.
Alongside that, there's also the back cover art, a whole raft of marketing materials, and some other exciting new developments...
I hope that last sentence comes across as mysterious and enigmatic as opposed to vague and unsure, in case you're in any doubt, I'm DEFINITELY being mysterious and enigmatic.
Anyway, I hope that you all like the artwork that's upcoming, I'm really pleased with how it's coming along.
* This is entirely dependent on just how easy your mind is to blow. The illustrator takes absolutely no responsibility for minds that remain 'unblown'.