Every once in a while (being the slightly vain, slightly insecure writer that I am) I search the internet for things relating to my books. Sometimes these are pictures. So anyway, a while ago I stumbled on this beautiful painting of the Eye of the Storm from my Fighting Fantasy gamebook Stormslayer.
Out of curiosity I then started looking for pictures of other things people might have illustrated based on Stormslayer. I came across this...
And finally this.
So I searched for more Magma Beasts... and came up with loads!
Some of them again looked like they could have been based on Stormslayer. If this was the case, why the sudden glut of images, I wondered.
Well I did a little digging and it turns out that it wasn't a coincidence and many of these images were based on my gamebook, because Stephen Player (who originally illustrated Stormslayer) teaches a sci-fi/fantasy illustration class somewhere in the US of A. He had used that particular encounter from the book as inspiration for his students.
It's a funny old world, isn't it.
By the way, if any of you stumble across/know of/have illustrated scenes, characters or monsters from any of my books/short stories I'd love to see them. Maybe I could display them in a gallery a la Tony Hart.