Winter Update

I'm not sure how I let two months get behind me without updating my blog, but it's nice to be back. I'm planning more or less weekly updates for the rest of the year. So let's catch up. The big news this week is that my novel Necessary Monsters, published by Underland Press in 2017... Continue Reading →

The Darkling Lands

The Darkling Lands is a new 40 page perfect bound book, which reproduces 28 of my images and includes a new weird tale titled Ecesis. I posted 10 copies on my webshop yesterday, and I am pleased to report they went quickly, but there will be more copies available in about a week. As I... Continue Reading →

Magpies in October Country

It's October at last, my favorite month of the year. I have just added a small number of signed copies of Magpie's Ladder to my webstore. The constant reader will remember that Magpie's Ladder is my illustrated short story collection published by PS Publishing earlier this year. Get yours now! Also in celebration of October,... Continue Reading →

Magpie’s Ladder

Magpie's Ladder from Richard Kirk on Vimeo. On a related note to my last post, I thought I had posted this trailer for my illustrated collection of short stories Magpie's Ladder (PS Publishing, 2019). The publication of this volume of 5 stories was a high point of the summer for me. I hope you enjoy... Continue Reading →

Magpie’s Ladder

Magpie's Ladder, my illustrated collection of short stories, is currently available for pre-order. Copies of the unsigned edition are expected at PS Publishing at the end of May! I am currently signing the signature sheets for the signed editions. Please check the PS Publishing website for more information. Here is a sampling of the illustrations:... Continue Reading →

Crown of Coral

This past week was productive. I handed in all of the artwork for Magpie's Ladder (my forthcoming short story collection) to PS Publishing. Unfortunately I can't show it to you yet, though if you follow me on Instagram you might have glimpsed some of the work in progress. Instead, I am showing you this new... Continue Reading →

Mid March Update

I am showing you an illustration I did for the forthcoming Houses Under the Sea¬†by Caitlin R. Kiernan (the image is shown as a crop in the link). This is the first time I have illustrated a book using carbon pencil instead of ink. It was an interesting process as the medium took the drawings... Continue Reading →

Furthermore

Further to my last post, PS Publishing has just posted its December newsletter. It includes the full wrap around illustration for Odin's Girl by Kim Wilkins, which I share here. It also shows a little of an interior illustration, which you can see by following the link. I am currently hard at work/ play creating... Continue Reading →

Book Announcements

PS Publications will be publishing my illustrated¬† short story collection Magpie's Ladder in 2018! I'll post news about that project here as details become available. In the meantime, have a look at these two forthcoming titles from PS featuring my artwork and great cover design by Michael Smith. Give the PS site a visit if... Continue Reading →

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