Sunday, 11 July 2010

Artwork for the limited edition of THE BLADE ITSELF

Alex Preuss's plate artwork for the Subterranean Press limited edition of Joe Abercrombie's The Blade Itself (click for a bigger version):

Very nice indeed.

Update: This isn't the cover, but one of the interior plates. The image being depicted is the shipyards at Gurkha that Ferro sees in the book.


Anonymous said...

It's very nice, but what has it got to do with the book? The picture doesn't seem related to anything in TBI, or even the rest of the series.

Adam Whitehead said...

As far as I can tell, it's the canal spanned by the bridges leading to the House of the Maker in Adua.

Jebus said...

It could be that, though I'm thinking it's more likely that ruined city they go to at the end of book 2 (forget if it even had a name) where they are attached by the wossnames, the smelly dudes.

Either way it looks very cool.

Kahless said...

Dont think it's anywhere in Adua, it does look like it could be a part of the Old Empire but then like Jebus says thats in Before They Are Hanged?

It does look very industial, metallic looking not what I'd image for any structures featured in the book. I cant think of anything described in this way?

Anonymous said...

what the fuck?

this..dosent look like anything ive read in the books. nice art, but one problem, its for the wrong book.