"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."

-Poe

My life <3

(Source: sandandglass, via ruinedchildhood)

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New concepts for a creepy Christmas story I’m working on with Kate Danley (The Woodcutter, Queen Mab). I’m really excited to illustrate something a little different for me! Contemporary characters, and a Christmas theme? Luckily there are monsters involved, so it’s going to be fabulous.

antumbral said: I may or may not be mildly obsessed with your Hades and Persephone illustrations. They're just so lovely (as is all your work, something about these images just really clicks with me). I have IV sitting across from me right now, and just ordered I-III from Society6. I may or may not also have an art problem, haha. Thanks for being fabulous and talented - your art makes my life and the world a better place.

Wow, thanks so much! I’m so thrilled you enjoy my work! And thank you for being fabulous! The world is a better place when more people appreciate art, and (not to mention) take the time to say something nice. You rock!

bettelswein said: Hello! Have you ever read Alan Bradley's books about Flavia de Luce? I thought you'd like it. Why? Flavia is a 11-years-old english girl and her great passion is chemistry, especially poisons. She also in some kind of love with death and its beauty. Flavia has a sparkling humor, sometimes cynical (you know, she found some corpses), but always watchful. Well, frankly speaking, I just think you can illustrate these books like no one can.

I had to look it up because I hadn’t heard of it, but I am so into it! It sounds fabulous! Definitely going to pick up a copy.

fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

(via justjingles)

leojeo said: Have you ever played "The Last Door"? It is an independent horror game with a similar climate to the tales of Poe, I think you would enjoy :) Anyway, I love your art! (congratulations) (sorry for my english)

I’m really not much of a gamer (even though I do get hired to create art for games occasionally) but anything Poe related sparks my interest! I’ll have to check it out! And thanks! I’m glad you like my work <3

errolivio said: I am loving the cover design for Book of Whispering Spirits!! Fantastic and atmospheric as always! :D Thanks for sharing!!

Thanks so much! I’m really glad you like it!

thatvaguelyasianchicksfriend said: I watching The Addams Family and I can't stop thinking that I would love to see you cosplay Morticia Addams. Have you ever considered it or done it before?

I don’t do cosplay, but I should do Morticia! She was my role model growing up. Maybe for Halloween I’ll get a black wig. That’s really all I need. I have the dress and make-up pretty much nailed ;)

Voltaire announces our secret project about halfway into his latest nooseletter! And he talks about other fun things he’s working on! And my favorite piece of undead eyecandy, Orville Deadenbacher is in this one! Aw yeah <3