Tailor of Echoes – a peek inside

Title page for Tailor of Echoes, Illustration Richard A. Kirk, Design Michael Smith Tailor of Echoes is available for pre-order from PS Publishing! The past week was fairly busy. As previously mentioned, I am working on illustrations for a very special book. I expect that work to continue into 2022. It’s not a project I... Continue Reading →

Tailor of Echoes

I am very excited to announce that my new illustrated novel Tailor of Echoes will be published by PS Publications in December 2021! It is now available for pre-order from the publisher! There are 2 editions: a jacketed hardcover and a signed and numbered limited edition of 100. The ancient City of Steps is transforming.... Continue Reading →

The Bibliophile

This drawing was originally going to be an interior illustration for my short story collection Magpie's Ladder. I always liked the drawing, even if it didn't quite capture the character it was intended to portray. I've renamed it The Bibliophile and put it up for sale on my Big Cartel shop along with a few... Continue Reading →

Little Summer

This past week was filled with drawing, writing, reading, torrential rain, flooded libraries—not mine—and patches of sun. Some of these things are related. I’m calling this post Little Summer, because so many small wonders seem to come our way during Ontario’s short pause in what can seem like an endless winter. Here’s one. A tiny... Continue Reading →

The Point

Another busy week in another weird summer. My new novel finally reached the point where the main character is calling the shots. If you write fiction, you know that this is the magical moment. It's certainly the point I wait for with great anticipation, when I start keeping a Moleskine near the shower and fill... Continue Reading →

Back

A Few of My Favourite Things (photo © Richard A. Kirk 2021) I took a much longer hiatus from this blog than intended! I was surprised/ not surprised to see that my last post was back in April. Yikes. So far 2021 has been a bit of a slow burn for me creatively. I've been... Continue Reading →

Compulsion and Psychonaut

I just finished these two decorative ink drawings. They were done with carbon black acrylic ink on heavy artboard. They are available for sale (and on sale!) on my webstore. Just a reminder that I have a selection of larger works done over the past year available for viewing, and sale on my website. Check... Continue Reading →

New Thing

Among other things, I've been working away at a new fantasy novel. Looking back, it appears I started it in 2018. Lately I've taken it up in a more focused way. The first draft is now sitting at about 30 thousand words, which means I have quite a bit more bridge to build. With this... Continue Reading →

Tailor of Echoes – Teaser

Tailor of Echoes Title Page Art © Richard A. Kirk 2021 I posted this image on my social media accounts to tease my forthcoming illustrated novel Tailor of Echoes (PS Publications, 2021). It was created for the title page. The original drawing is graphite. Since this blog is a defacto record of my studio activities... Continue Reading →

Drowned Library Greeting Cards

“Drowned Library” Greeting Cards January 26th and this is my first blog post of the year. I guess the month got away on me! I have been busy though, organizing a number of art and writing projects for the coming months. One fun little project was to produce these Drowned Library greeting cards. Initially, I... Continue Reading →

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