It just so happens that I’m currently signing a stack of signature pages which will later be bound into Subterranean Press’ limited edition of The Heroes, and I thought I’d share with you the first of five (count ’em, five) black and white interior illustrations from the incomparable Raymond Swanland:
I’ve so far seen one other, and it’s just as good. Oh, yes, it is. The 26 lettered editions have long been sold out, but numbered ones are still available if you hurry…
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Go on, upload the other 4 mr abercrombie! 🙂
What is the release date. So excited to have this on my bookshelf with the rest of your master pieces.
Fantastic. One of my favorite scenes.
Joe, you should be made the marketing head of some big smartphone maker.
Ok Joe, they are all sold out. So can you show us the rest of the illustrations now??
Good thing I just started a new full-time job that gives me a little more disposable income, or else I probably wouldn’t be able to afford this glorious tome. 😀
I just hope we can get ONE picture or Whirrun of Bligh and his obscenely oversized sword.
So I’m terrible at picturing scenes/people in my head, who is this?
Andrew: I’m the same way! My guess is Bremer Dan Gorst surrounded by Northmen in the water, just after he’s killed his share……
No! It’s General Jalenhorm!
“Gorst fumbled with the buckle on his helmet and dragged it off, the wind shockingly cold on his face. He clambered to his feet, armour leaden with river water. He held his arms out, as if to embrace a dear friend, and smiled as the nearest Northman raised his sword.
‘I am ready,’ he whispered.”
This inspired illustration is called, quite aptly, “a beautiful end” and depicts Bremer dan Gorst as Mark pointed out.
Just got my hands on the limited edition, it’s stunning!