Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Top 10 Awesome Illustrations

As we prepare for the tenth anniversary of Bellairsia, we’re using our wonderfully eclectic Twitter feed to share some memorable moments and commentary in the form of Top Ten lists.

Can you judge a book by its cover? A lot of readers got hooked on John’s novels from the delightfully eerie illustrations created by the late Edward Gorey, for years the first artist to bring each book to life. But there have been many other talented men and women who have interpreted John and Brad’s written word and this month we highlight some of our favorites.

Here are our best bets for the top ten awesome Bellairsian illustrations. If we had the money, the original pieces would be displayed proudly and prominently in the Bellairsia offices.  Instead - dot matrix replicas!  Or Polaroids of dot matrix replicas!

Editor’s note: we formatted our blandly-overworked Twitter feed years later. The tweets are gone but here is the original list:
  • #10. Japan's The Figure in the Shadows (2001)
  • #9. S.D. Schindler's The Tower at the End of the World (2003)
  • #8. Lalex's The Doom of the Haunted Opera (2003)
  • #7. Paul Zelinsky's The Chessmen of Doom (2000)
  • #6. Judith Brown's The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn (1978)
  • #5. Bart Goodman's The House with a Clock in its Walls (1993)
  • #4. Omar Rayyan's Magic Mirrors (2009)
  • #3. Brett Helquist's The Specter from the Magician's Museum (2001)
  • #2. Marilyn Fitschen's The Pedant and the Shuffly (1968)
  • #1. Carl Lundgren's The Face in the Frost (1981)

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