I’m a huge fan of Brom’s work, so when I received this contest email, I just knew I had to share the info… reluctantly. Oh well – if I don’t win, at least I still have my signed copy of Devil’s Rose from that Hanley’s Universe signing.
Harper Collins is sponsoring a contest to win original artwork from the acclaimed gothic artist and author. Three grand prizes and 25 runner-up winners will be awarded. The grand prize winners will receive original sketches from Brom, and the runner-up winners will receive color prints of his astonishing work.
Brom first won acclaim illustrating for TSR’s Dark Sun role-playing world. He has since lent his distinctive vision to all facets of the creative industries, working on such notable titles as World of Warcraft, Magic the Gathering, Diablo, Doom, Batman comics, Galaxy Quest and Tim Burton‘s Sleepy Hollow. He is the author of two award-winning illustrated horror novels, The Plucker and The Devil’s Rose.
Since I can’t confirm what specific art is on the table, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites from his publishing work. There is a link at the bottom of this post directly to the entry form. Good luck! I hope one of you folks win if I don’t.
About The Child Thief
Brom displays his multiple extraordinary talents in The Child Thief a re-imagining of the beloved Peter Pan story that carries readers through the perilous mist separating our world from the realm of Faerie. Brom takes a classic children’s tale and turns it inside-out, painting a Neverland that is darker, richer and more complex than the innocent world J.M. Barrie originally conceived. An ingeniously executed literary feat, illustrated with Brom’s sumptuous artwork, The Child Thief is contemporary fantasy at its finest—casting Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, even Captain Hook and his crew in a breathtaking new light.
The Child Thief follows Peter, who’s quick, daring, and full of mischief. Like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life. He appears to lonely, lost children—the broken, hopeless, and sexually abused—promising to take them to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive, and you never grow old. But his promised land is not Neverland.