Painting on a snowy day

Today I hope to finish a cover painting for a fantasy novel that I’m publishing as a Kindle ebook, “The Captured Dragon.” The book is available as a print on demand from Xlibris, but it has only a generic Xlibris cover. The new cover is a simplistic piece of art but — I hope — captures the spirit of the novel and it’s hero, a 12 year old Princess named Amandra. I’m enjoying the work.  I’m using acrylics for speed in drying.  Having done 10 oil paintings for the deluxe edition of  Death At The Flea Circus last year, I’m freer and more sure in my execution, and it shows in this new cover, I think. Eventually, I hope to use the new cover on a print edition.


About David Barker

David Barker is the author of two works of weird horror fiction written in collaboration with W. H. Pugmire: The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal and In the Gulfs of Dream & Other Lovecraftian Tales (both books were published by the now defunct Dark Renaissance Books, but copies are still available from Dark Regions Press.) Barker and Pugmire also collaborated on a Lovecraftian horror novel, Witches In Dreamland, which will be published by Hippocampus Press, possibly in late 2017. Recently, his stories and poems have appeared in Fungi, Cyaegha, Spectral Realms, The Art Mephitic, The Audient Void, The Indiscriminate Mixture and on He has a short story in the weird fiction anthology, Nightmare's Realm, edited by S. T. Joshi and published in 2017 by Dark Regions Press. He also has published several works of horror and bizarro fiction as Kindle ebooks, including the bizarro zombie novel Dead Guys in Packards. Together with Jordan Hofer, David Barker has written two nonfiction books about UFOs and alien abduction: Little Gray Bastards (published in 2016 by Schiffer Publishing) and Unidentifiable Flying Objects (due in Fall 2017 from Schiffer.)
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