The Thief Of Always was very first Clive Barker book I read many moons ago, 1993 ( still have it and won't part with it ). It was actually popped in to the horror section of WHSmiths by mistake I think. This has got to be my favourite illustration in the book.
I remember this! I found this book in a bookstore while on vacation with my parents when I was 12 or so, and spent the whole vacation reading it, missing out on what I hear was a fantastic beach vacation. I didn't care. This book was magic, and the art inside only enhanced it. I loved this book!
my dad read this book to me when i was little, it is one of my first memories of wanting to create something, it brought out worlds inside of me, these illustrations (and others of yours) cover my walls and i will never forget them, thank you.
Oh! I thought that illustration was applied to the scene where he becomes a vampire. Never knew this was more applied to the theoretical question that Jive was asking. This is before Swick becomes what he is asked. Got it.
The Thief of Always has been my favourite book since the first time I read it- and the ink pieces within it always made me smile. This particular picture, actually, was one of my favourites from it along with the drawings of Rictus, Jive, Carna, and Mar... which I hope you end up posting. The way you draw hands, feet, and faces totally blows my mind.