As part of the famous Worldbuilders’ annual fundraiser, Pat Rothfuss asked some SFF authors to read some 1-star reviews. Including Brent.
Also, new poll!! –>
For the month of December, some updates to Brent’s writing advice interview. They don’t have much to do with writing this month, but go HERE to see Brent’s answers to important questions like:
– Will he ever write a Ninja Kitty Night Angel novel?
– What sound does he hate?
– How much does he pay that Bulgarian?
“It’s not an overly complex style, really it’s just figure photography with some photoshop work.
“Basically it’s piecing together different nendoroids (which is the name for these particular chibi style of figures) to look as close to the cover character as possible. Then I pose them and photograph them. Finally I photoshop them onto a background to complete the cover art. And that’s what I call them, ‘Cover Art’ kind of like a cover/remake of a song but of a cover of a book instead. So really it’s a cover cover.”
(Find more of her work HERE.)
Artist Mario Fernandes has some amazing drawings of characters from The Night Angel Trilogy and The Lightbringer Series. You can go HERE to see his depictions of Vi Sovari, Andross Guile, Ironfist, and more.
Below, two pieces from his gallery:
Mario notes: “Brent Weeks’s writing takes me on a journey so vivid, populated with such compelling characters that I can’t help but explore it further through drawing.”
They “met on a Bart Train in SF California, my son was reading this book and she had just finished it…so she introduced herself….and a love story began. He proposed in a book store [Four-Eyed Frog Books, where he arranged with the store owner to put The Way of Shadows in a place she would find it]. He carved the center out, placed his engagement ring in the center of the book….and when she found it he proposed.”
We all wish you the greatest happiness! Thank you so much to Connie for sharing these stories and the pictures. (And thanks to Four-Eyed Frog Books for facilitating this. Hooray for awesome booksellers!)
Over at Suvudu, Shawn Speakman has gathered advice from numerous authors — advice that they’d give to their younger selves, if they could. Brent shared a few thoughts, and contributors include Kevin Hearne, Robin Hobb, Kelley Armstrong and others! Go HERE to check it out.
Additionally, Shawn has signed copies of The Broken Eye 40% off the original asking price! (It’s now just $20 for an author-signed copy, rather than $33.) Go HERE to get yours!