Friday, March 07, 2008

The Darker Mask :: book cover

tomer :: the brief : The Darker Mask is a collection of original prose stories recalling the derring-do of the beings we call Superheroes and the worlds they fight to save. But unique to The Darker Mask stories is that these plots and characters color a literary universe outside of what has been predominantly white, idiosyncratic, and male in previous homages to pulp. This is the stuff of urban legends, new mythos, and extraordinary folks who might live in a soon-to-be-gentrified ghetto, the dreary rust-belt of the city, or in another dimension. The Darker Mask offers an eclectic mix of popular fiction writers exploring worlds gritty, visceral, and fantastic.

free associations: an urban hero, a hero, captain America, suit with fish scales, like a chain-link fence, surrounding a ghetto, a sea of cement, a manhole half uncovered is half a moon, coming from under-ground, going through divides like they're not there, a secret power that can't be described with words, flickering like a flame.


later that day :


execution:


art direction: Irene Gallo, Design: Jamie Stafford-Hill

19 comments:

  1. You're on a roll. Another solid pic.

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  2. you guys rock. i always enjoy what you come up with.

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  4. GODDAMN I love this, Tomer!!

    Mike

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  5. not a fan of the rings.. but the illustration itself is really slick! lines are so crisp... jesus.

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  6. been stalking both of you for a while, online, juxtapoz, what-have-you. but i'm small and thus non-threatening.
    thought i'd let you know...

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  7. I've found the most break-the-cycle sort of material here on Tropical toxic. Keep going guys.

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  8. Geeze, I love the colors, or lack thereof, in this. Nice work!

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  9. ur works amazing- just graduated in painting and love it and have also always been interested in illustration- ur work is immensely inspiring, but i know nothing about digital art unfortunately and am dying to learn- is it awfully difficult to get a hang off?

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  10. yowza. as one of the writers with a story in this rad sick book, I am soooo happy with this cover. bravo and thanks.

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  13. great pic, I bought this book based on your cover alone. Wish I could say the writing lived up to the art.

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