Monday, July 19, 2010

BEAT to a PULP: ROUND ONE COVER ARTIST

We are thrilled at BEAT to a PULP to announce that James O'Barr has put the finishing touches on the cover art to our forthcoming ROUND ONE print anthology. Mr. O'Barr is known world wide for creating, writing and illustrating many comic series and graphic novels, the most famous being THE CROW which was made into the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee (pictured). Links to his artwork showcasing his unique style can be found here.

BEAT to a PULP: Round One edited by Elaine Ash and yours truly is coming in late August. This collection of 27 hard-hitting tales will feature the writing talents of Ed Gorman, Robert J. Randisi, Charles Ardai, James Reasoner, Sophie Littlefield, Frank Bill, Patricia Abbott and many others.

23 comments:

Brian Drake said...

How did you get him? How can you *afford* him? :)

Evan Lewis said...

Scary cool.

Deka Black said...

Congratulations! O'Barr, wow.

David Cranmer said...

Brian, Ha. I'm not sure how to answer that.

Evan, I thought so.

Deka,I knew you would appreciate that news.

David Barber said...

I'm thinking the cover is going to be awesome! Well done, David. I'm now working towards perfection to get in one of your future anthologies. :-)

David Cranmer said...

"anthologies" ... Plural? Whew, I'm glad for your confidence :) Need to sell enough of this first one.

I'm looking at the art now and it's awesome. Mr. O'Barr really went the extra mile for us and I can't thank him enough.

Richard Prosch said...

Eerily apropos.

sertech said...

Good for BTAP! O'Barr is a genius. I am a big fan and have numerous Crow novels. When is the cover reveal coming?

Leah J. Utas said...

Very cool.

Laurie Powers said...

Can't wait too to see it!

David Cranmer said...

Rich, Mr. O'Barr has brought a fresh, vitality to the land of pulp art.

sertech, Within two weeks, I hope. We're doing some additional graphic design at the moment.

Leah, Agreed. Elaine, dMix, and I couldn't be happier that James came on board.

Laurie, My Kindle experienced a snafu and I'm getting a new one delivered this week and then I'll snag Paul's stories yu have for sale.

RReynolds said...

WOW! The Crow is a milestone in graphic novels and the first film a dark masterpiece. Congratulations to you and your crew for getting James O'Barr to do the cover.

David Cranmer said...

Gracias, RR!

Ron Scheer said...

Me gusta mucho.

James Marple said...

Most striking addition to your already impressive anthology.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Holy Cow. What a coup! I am sure proud to be in there.

David Cranmer said...

I'm glad everyone is as excited as we are over this announcement.

Chris said...

Man, I cannot wait to see it.

Sophie Littlefield said...

i am so excited for this to come out - i'm giving it to everyone for xmas!!!! LOVE the cover

Allen said...

Dang, Beat To A Pulp is pulling out all the stops. O'Barr! Way to go.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations! You must be thrilled with such a coup!

Jodi MacArthur said...

Holy Smokes-- that's fantastic! Can't wait to see what his brilliant mind and hands dream up for you. I think it's great you're putting out an antho. BTAP has quality work.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Brilliant news!