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Andy Burns

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It wasn't! I'm wondering what happened there. I read the ARC and don't remember anything Glenn is quoted as saying.

He might not have his own interview section, but maybe in the finished copy he is quoted in there somewhere? I don't know. Too bad really. I would've really liked to hear his journey with our scribe.
Hi there - I'm Andy Burns, author of This Dark Chest of Wonders. I just wanted to let you know that I did talk to Glenn via email for the book, and he's quoted on page 54 regarding illustrating The Dark Man.

Hope you all enjoy the book!
 

Dana Jean

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Hi there - I'm Andy Burns, author of This Dark Chest of Wonders. I just wanted to let you know that I did talk to Glenn via email for the book, and he's quoted on page 54 regarding illustrating The Dark Man.

Hope you all enjoy the book!
Glad to see Glenn's contribution. I did enjoy your book. It was approachable information. In no way text booky tedious. You had great questions.

Did you get to choose your artist? And did you discuss with Vincent Chong your vision of the cover, or did he just come back with that beautiful piece of work?
 

Andy Burns

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Hi Dana (and everyone)!

First of all, thank you much for the kind words about the book. As you can tell from reading it, I'm a Constant Reader like everyone here, and I wrote this book for folks just like us. I'm glad you found it approachable - that was my hope.

As for the artwork, Cemetery Dance chose Vincent as the artist, and asked me if I had any suggestions. I took a look at Vincent's work and shared a few thoughts:

- Something similar to Vincent's The End of the World or Abandoned paintings on his website (I've attached the images so you can take a look)
- An interpretation of Randall Flagg, perhaps his arms outstretched
- A burning Las Vegas

I was absolutely blown away with what Vincent came up with, beyond my wildest expectations.

If you love the cover, you can order prints from Vincent's website - I'm going to, even though my daughter says "it's freaky" :)
 

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Hi Dana (and everyone)!

First of all, thank you much for the kind words about the book. As you can tell from reading it, I'm a Constant Reader like everyone here, and I wrote this book for folks just like us. I'm glad you found it approachable - that was my hope.

As for the artwork, Cemetery Dance chose Vincent as the artist, and asked me if I had any suggestions. I took a look at Vincent's work and shared a few thoughts:

- Something similar to Vincent's The End of the World or Abandoned paintings on his website (I've attached the images so you can take a look)
- An interpretation of Randall Flagg, perhaps his arms outstretched
- A burning Las Vegas

I was absolutely blown away with what Vincent came up with, beyond my wildest expectations.

If you love the cover, you can order prints from Vincent's website - I'm going to, even though my daughter says "it's freaky" :)
Very cool thank-you for sharing.
 

Dana Jean

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Apr 11, 2006
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Hi Dana (and everyone)!

First of all, thank you much for the kind words about the book. As you can tell from reading it, I'm a Constant Reader like everyone here, and I wrote this book for folks just like us. I'm glad you found it approachable - that was my hope.

As for the artwork, Cemetery Dance chose Vincent as the artist, and asked me if I had any suggestions. I took a look at Vincent's work and shared a few thoughts:

- Something similar to Vincent's The End of the World or Abandoned paintings on his website (I've attached the images so you can take a look)
- An interpretation of Randall Flagg, perhaps his arms outstretched
- A burning Las Vegas

I was absolutely blown away with what Vincent came up with, beyond my wildest expectations.

If you love the cover, you can order prints from Vincent's website - I'm going to, even though my daughter says "it's freaky" :)
It is freaky but absolutely perfect. The saturated colors -- golds and fire oranges, just a beautiful representation of what is inside.
 
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GNTLGNT

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Hi there - I'm Andy Burns, author of This Dark Chest of Wonders. I just wanted to let you know that I did talk to Glenn via email for the book, and he's quoted on page 54 regarding illustrating The Dark Man.

Hope you all enjoy the book!
....glad to meet ya man!....just received the book and look forward to reading it....Glenn is a winner, very much enjoyed meeting him last Summer.....just a regular Joe with an uncanny talent of transmogrifying the word to the image.....
 
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