Now available is my entry in the continuing series of illustrated short story chapbooks called “Good Ink” from Scout Books. They very kindly asked me to illustrate G.K. Chesterton’s story “The Blue Cross”–the first of the Father Brown stories–but then unkindly got my friends Roman Muradov and Ethan Rilly to do the other two in the same group, “History of Mystery.” That’s pretty fancy company to be in, I don’t mind telling you. But even outclassed as I am, I have to say I’m pretty excited to see their versions. Also a happy side effect of the project was reading my first G.K. Chesterton story, which was great. I’m going to have to hunt down the other Father Brown stories now.
The “History of Mystery” set is part of Scout Books’ continuing “Great Shorts” series, which has featured some pretty stellar illustrators, including Eleanor Davis, Meg Hunt, Julia Gfrörer, Gemma Correll, Aaron Renier, on and on. Pretty pleased to be included in such an august assemblage!
You can buy the whole History of Mystery set of three (volumes 14-16) here, or just mine if you’re stingy. Links to the whole kit and kaboodle here. They didn’t include any interior images in the product listing, so I’ll sneak one in here: