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 →

Halloween Sale

Ink has the Colours of the Rainbow, 2021, ink on paper, 6.5 x 8.5 inches The title of this piece was taken from the Notebooks of Joseph Joubert. The piece itself is one of the many I have on sale in my webstore for 25% off until midnight on Halloween (use the code "nox" on... 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 →

The Devil Tree

Over the past few years I’ve been pecking away at a series of works I’m collectively calling The Devil Tree. Some of these might be familiar—at least two have been offered as prints, and another was reproduced in my Darkling Lands 1 booklet. The picture below is a collection of these works. All of them... 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 →

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 →

The Mourning Dove

For something different, here is a short fairytale I wrote earlier in the year for a story writing contest called NYC Midnight. The rules required the story to be no longer than 2500 words. There was once an old town that rose from the tip of a peninsula, a forgotten place, overlooking a vaporous sea.... Continue Reading →

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