Here’s a peek at the cover for The New Hero. As you’ll recall, this is the first of the fiction anthologies I’m shepherding for Stone Skin Press, Pelgrane’s new fiction line. We were lucky enough to snag the services of comics artist and illustrator extraordinaire Gene Ha, who more than met our expectations with the fabulous image you see below.
Gene went above and beyond the call of duty by closely reading each and every one of the fourteen great stories in the collection, placing each protagonist in his composition. He pitched us the idea of a Greek vase as emblematic of the book’s theme, which combines the time-honored structure of the iconic hero tale with fresh new characters, settings, and voices. The individual elements will also appear in the interior, as part of the title treatment for each story.
The first volume of a new line carries a lot of freight. We couldn’t be more thrilled.