would be a copy of the very special, limited edition version of Greetings from Lake Wu. Stories by the mighty and powerful Jay Lake, illustrations by me. In this edition, the illustrations are in full-color as they were meant to be. (In the first edition the illos were in black and white.) And there are three extra stories (with illos)! This is a specially-made book, with a slipcase with a special cut-out window for the Greetings from Lake Wu logo. The whole thing is covered in beautiful iridescent Thai silk. There are special endpapers, and the paper used is really nice high-clay Japanese paper. Plus, the book is bound with multiple signatures, so that every page lies flat for your reading enjoyment. This is the nicest limited edition I've ever seen. (I'm only a little biased.) Yours for only $150 (installment plans are available). Email me at Fwu@frankwu.com if you're interested. A beautiful artifact, assembled by talented Thai craftsmen and master book-builders.
I'm always amazed by people who can diagnose and fix a problem that everyone else can see but no one knows what causes it. F'rinstance, you go to the mechanic because "your car doesn't sound right" but you don't know why, and he says, well, you need to replace the model 788 whatsitzdohickey and everything will be fine. 200 bucks, please. Or you go to a doctor because "you feel crappy" and he says, well, you need more Unobtainium metal co-factor for your Vitamin F. Here's a prescription. $500, please.
It's a computer-simulated fly-through of the Orion Nebula. I mean, any object viewed from far enough away looks essentially flat. How can they tell which gas clouds are in front of which other gas clouds? How can they tell so precisely which stars in a cluster are closer or further away? I suppose there are special "known only to astronomers" techniques for this, but it's still amazing to me. Sort of like when Harrison Ford took that two-dimensional photograph in "Bladerunner" and looked behind furniture and walls to see stuff that, well, didn't look like it was originally there. So, if anyone has any insight into how they converted 2D astronomy data into this 3D imagery, I'd be interested. (I have some car questions, too, and a funny pain down my side... JK) KTHXBI
James Bacon asked me if I would do a couple portraits of Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) and Bruce Wayne (Batman, of course). The idea was to emphasize that they're both rich guys with expensive toys who fight crime - kinda drawing parallels between the characters. Here are my two images, in draft form. Not quite done. Need to work on the faces more (esp. Bruce Wayne's mouth), and minor detailing throughout.
Also, many, many thanks to Brianna Flynt for helping me find images of Stark Industries and Wayne Enterprises and faces that would be suitable for modifying into my take on Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne.