I am thrilled, at long last, to reveal to you oh so patient readers the cover design for Doc Wilde and The Mad Skull, the long-delayed second Wilde adventure novel. The art is, naturally, by the great Gary Chaloner. This is in grayscale, of course. The final version will be in glorious color.
In this book, my long-awaited follow-up to Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom (KIRKUS REVIEWS: “Written in fast-paced, intelligent prose laced with humor and literary allusions ranging from Dante to Dr. Seuss, the story has all of the fun of old-fashioned pulp adventures…”) the Wildes face a sinister mystery and a truly bizarre villain in a battle that rages from New York City to a scorching wasteland and maybe into the realms of death itself…
The book is suitable for all ages. Publication planned for the Christmas season.
Also, those snakes? Fire snakes. As in snakes made of fire.
Get ready to Go Wilde again!
Looks great! Can’t wait to see the cover in color.
I was about to make a comment on why they are so grabby with
the fire snakes, but then I see that they are all wearing gloves. :)
Keep up the good work.
That’s a great cover. I’m glad that you’re getting a chance to work with Gary Chaloner again; I was a fan of his comics long before he illustrated your book. And, as a Kickstarter backer, I’m glad to hear that the next book (which I paid for) seems to finally be on its way!
(For what it’s worth, I’m not upset with the wait. It was sometimes frustrating, feeling like I wasn’t going to get what I had paid to support, but reading your blog, I totally get why the process has been much longer and much more difficult than expected.)
Thanks. I’ve been gratified and amazed at how patient people in general have been.