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A Long December

This is my cover painting for A Long December by Richard Chizmar. Edward Miller tells me he was...

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A New Year

So, here we are in 2013. So much for the Mayans then. Daft idea but I bet it sold a lot of books....

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At last, Republic of Thieves

Hurrah. At last Scott Lynch's Republic of Thieves is out from Subterranean Press. I've just...

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Bluetooth

A lot of my work in 2014 has been rather "hush hush" but I'm allowed to give you a taster of the...

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Chasing the Lightship

It sometimes happens that I get an image stuck in my mind like a song that you can't get rid of....

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Cyborg Moon

This was a private commission; something which seems to be filling more and more of my schedule. The client had a good idea of what he wanted in terms of the overall scene but left me a free hand with the composition and the details. He came up with the idea of the burning Earth which I absolutely loved.

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Death Angel's Shadow

This is one of the "top secret" jobs I've been working on in 2014. There is also a colour...

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Down Among the Dead Men

I've just uploaded all eight pages of Down Among the Dead Men to the Graphic Novel Gallery. They...

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Dragon's Time

Val fished this out of the archives the other day. I'd almost forgotten this one and we hadn't...

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Dragonshadow

Val has been trawling the archives again and found this painting for Barbara Hambly's book...

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Drowned Worlds

I've been so busy working as Les Edwards recently that Edward Miller hasn't had much of a look in....

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Edward Miller's Thinner

I've uploaded Edward Miller's paintings for the endpapers of the 30th anniversary edition of...

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Fertile Shores

This personal piece by Edward Miller started out borrowing some ideas from Bruce Pennington's work....

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Film Gallery

As we've had several enquiries recently about movie posters I painted, back in the days before...

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Firetop Mountain

Val has been rummaging through old files recently and turned up this which I haven't seen for ages....

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Guy N. Smith

During the 1980s and 90s Guy N. smith was an extremely prolific writer, publishing, as I recall,...

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Happy Holidays

I have downed tools for the holidays and am looking forward to some serious self indulgence. We...

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I am the Abyss: Samsara

A painting for I am the Abyss illustrating a story by Geg F. Gilfune. Eventually there will be ten...

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Into the Fire

I was delighted to be Artist Guest of Honour at the World Fantasy Convention 2014 in Washington DC....

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Kane the Immortal

Here's the frontispiece for Death Angel's Shadow by Karl Edward Wagner. This is one I really...

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Kane; Cereb Ak-Cetee

This is one of the interior illustrations for Death Angel's Shadow by Karl Edward Wagner. It will...

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Mars Warriors

There's been a definite "retro" feel to some of my recent commissions. Much as I love all the shiny...

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Master of Chaos

Val found this painting recently and I felt a bit nostalgic about it as it's the last of the...

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Proximity

A private commission. The client's idea was of a world at the centre of a galaxy that did not have...

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Republic of Thieves

Despite my good intentions it's been a while since the last update. I've been kicked out of my...

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Return of the Fiend

Although The Fiend was sold at World Fantasy a couple of years ago it has come back to us for various reasons and we can offer it for sale again. A Guy N Smith cover from 1988. You know you want this hanging on your wall Heh,heh!

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Rolemaster Mentalismus

I've had quite a bit of interest in the illustrations for role-playing books that I did some years ago. The genre seems to still be alive and well and this a painting I did recently for the German publisher 13 Mann. I enjoyed painting it but drawing the magic circle on the floor was an interesting exercise.

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Santa's Blood Moon

Our Christmas card for 2015. After years of perilous adventures I thought Santa needed to relax a...

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So long

I was pleased that we sold a bunch of drawings from Eldritch Tales recently. Nice as this is, I was...

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Son of Darkness; Blair

A while back I was involved in doing some concept art for a movie called Son of Darkness. At the...

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Stinger

Although I painted the artwork some time ago this Subterranean edition of Robert McCammon's Stinger...

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Tarzan in the Lost City

This was a private commission for an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan. Although it took a long time to...

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The Disappearing Humans

This old illustration of mine was recently used on a CD cover for "The Disappearing Humans" by the...

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The Garden of Adompha

I've recently delivered this private commission based on one of Clark Ashton Smith's tales of...

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The Night Boat

This was painted for the Subterranean Press edition of Robert McCammon’s book about a WW II submarine that won’t stay dead. They crew, having been entombed all that time, are more that a touch irritable.

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The Pie

The cover painting for the De Luxe edition of Stephen King's Thinner. I'll be uploading the five...

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The Samurai

A painting I did in spare moments at the suggestion of my wife Val. I could have gone on working on...

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The Scarlet Gospels

All the images from Earthling's edition Of Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels are now on the site....

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The Searching Dead

This my cover painting for The Searching Dead by Ramsey Campbell coming from PS Publishing in 2016....

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The Whistle Seller

I saw this guy at the Brighton Pride March earlier in the year. He was selling banners and whistles ( it was very noisy ) and was quite happy to be photographed. I knew it was a great face but when I saw the photo on screen it just cried out to be a painting.

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Thinner

Stephen King's Thinner is 30 years old and in celebration PS Publishing are producing an...

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Thinner interiors

I've uploaded the five interior illustrations for the 30th anniversary edition of Stephen King's...

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Todd

I really enjoy doing these black and white portraits. The lighting in many old movies was wonderful...

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Weirder Shadows

One of the reasons I love doing what I do is that I get to paint insane things like this. HPL, God...

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Welcome to the new-look website.

Welcome to the new-look website. We decided it was time to update the appearance and functionality of the site and everyone here at the Edwards’ Secret Lair is very excited by the way things are looking. As there is quite a backlog of images we plan to add new pictures frequently.