Cover Gallery

Besides the amazing poetry and prose found inside our anthology, each book is itself a work of art thanks to the talents of the artists featured in our Cover Gallery.

Volume VIII

Available January/February 2015. Cover artist not yet announced.

Volume VII – Tatiana Marlee

Available October/November 2014. Cover art coming soon.

An Unlikely Companion – Brian Lewis

Original Artwork
Cover art by Brian Lewis Cover art by Brian Lewis

About the Cover Artist

BRIAN LEWIS is the president of the Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation, an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, an alumnus of the California State Summer School for the Arts in Creative Writing. Originally from California, he currently lives in Riverton, Utah, with his wife and eight children. By day, he works full-time as a Software Security Engineer for Concur Solutions, Inc.

An Unlikely Companion is a stand-alone project of Spark, and is planned for release by November, 2014. This is Brian’s first attempt at original cover art.

Learn more at sparkanthology.org/about.

Full Cover Mockup for An Unlikely Companion (Front and Back)

 

Volume VI – Goodloe Byron

Original Artwork commissioned by Spark
Cover art by Goodloe Byron Cover art by Goodloe Byron

About the Cover Artist

GOODLOE BYRON is a bookist, songist, singist, drawist, and paintist. He learned how to draw by making book covers comics for such luminaries as Soft Skull Press, NYU Press, Black Mask and Doubleday. Much of his youthful energy was lost in a drawn out book adventure in which he left thousands of novels across the world. Since then he has made his home over top of a guitar shop in Frederick, MD.

This commissioned image is titled ‘The Interview’ and appears to be a frog interviewing a zebra for his television debut.

Full Cover for Volume VI (Front and Back)

Volume V – Casey Robin

Original Artwork commissioned by Spark
Cover art by Casey Robin Cover art by Casey Robin

About the Cover Artist

CASEY ROBIN is an illustrator and story artist working in Southern California. Her clients include Walt Disney Animation Studios and Zondervan Publishing. She has studied at CalArts, Studio Art Centers International in Florence, The Illustration Academy at Ringling, and more.

Using paints, pencils, crayons, coffee, digital media, and anything else she can get her hands on, she has made pictures for print, film, and the Web. She finds inspiration in fairy tales, books, music, her family and friends, and her fat cat, Oliver.

Learn more at caseyrobin.com.

Full Cover for Volume V (Front and Back)

 

Volume IV – Paul Pederson

Original artwork commissioned by Spark
Cover art by Paul Pederson Cover art by Paul Pederson

About the Cover Artist

PAUL PEDERSON is a fantasy and science-fiction illustrator and past winner of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest. His artwork has been paired with several print and digital novels by David Farland/Dave Wolverton and is featured on the cover of Raygun Chronicles (Every Day Publishing, 2013, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt). He has provided illustrations for each volume of Spark: A Creative Anthology, and this cover was specially commissioned for our speculative fiction issue.

Pederson was raised in St. Augustine, Florida (the oldest city in the United States). Art and history were prominent features in the small tourist town and this had a tremendous influence on him. After high school, he moved to Australia and spent two years learning Aboriginal culture and doing free-lance art. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Learn more at paulpederson.com

Full Cover for Volume II (Front and Back)

 

Volume III – Rodney Artiles

Original Artwork from Rodney Artiles’s collection
Cover art by Rodney Artiles Cover art by Rodney Artiles

About the Cover Artist

RODNEY ARTILES is a painter from Oakland, California, whose artwork has been shown in galleries and exhibitions around the world.

Artiles is an alumnus of the California State Summer School for the Arts, Academie Minerva (Netherlands), and the California College of the Arts.

Learn more at rodneyartiles.com

Full Cover for Volume III (Front and Back)

 

Volume II

Original Photograph from Charles King’s collection
Cover art by Charles King Cover art by Charles King

About the Cover Artist

CHARLES KING is a writer and photographer who breathes in Portland, Oregon. He is also an activist within Portland’s disabled community.

Full Cover for Volume II (Front and Back)

 

Volume I

Original Artwork commissioned by Spark
Cover art by Aaron John Gregory Cover art by Aaron John Gregory Cover art by Aaron John Gregory

About the Cover Artist

AARON JOHN GREGORY is an illustrator and cartoonist with a degree in illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. He also studied at the legendary Kubert School in Dover, NJ—an industry boot-camp for illustrators and comic book artists. He owns and operates his own boutique clothing company, Cotton Crustacean, featuring his scientific illustrations of prehistoric marine life printed on premium American-made T-shirts.

Aaron is also the vocalist, guitarist, and founding member of the world-renowned progressive hard rock band Giant Squid. He’s currently finishing up his own self-published comic book, The Ichthyologist.

Learn more at aaronjohngregory.com.

Full Cover for Volume I (Front and Back)

 

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