My business partner and good pal Nicholas Day (author of Grind Your Bones To Dust) suggested that maybe I should try out some horror fan art. I’d been talking about getting back to more painting since a lot of my work tends to involve graphic design or composites, and I’ve had an itch to return back to the basics to sharpen some skills.
So he sends me a sketch of Freddy Krueger (Nick is also quite the artist himself) and now here we are.
The version on the right was the original finished copy but I couldn’t stop dicking with it. And since this wasn’t for a commercial project, I mean why not dick with it?
I still can’t decide which one I like better. But still, I couldn’t stop myself from doing a minimal color palette.
So we moved onto Jason Voorhees.
As you can see on the right, I have a sort of love affair with black, red, and white. Looking through our catalog of premade covers, you’ll probably see quite a few of them near that color scheme. I have to consciously stop myself and change direction on nearly everything I do because I love that aesthetic. I really, really like it. I like it a lot.
Minimalist pieces, duo-tones, and monochrome really speaks to me, that’s my jam, my bread and butter, but that’s exactly why I wanted to get back into painting, to try and break that habit and expand things a bit.
At the moment, I’m pretty pleased as to how they turned out and we’ve had some requests for prints but we’ll have to discuss that. For now, enjoy the fan art and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like something custom, be it for a book cover or any old thing you might want to hang in your house. Also, check out our Design Services HERE and scroll through to see how we can help with your projects. There are quite a few premades available right now, and we are always open to commissions.
Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter and instagram. You can find him at-