Illustration

This blog represents the work and thoughts of Howard Lyon, Artist and Illustrator

Force Cantrithor - book cover

This painting is my sixth painting for Michael McCloskey, done for his latest book, Force Cantrithor.  Lots of fun to work on and if you haven't read his books, you really should treat yourself and go buy them.  They are all priced so that you don't really have to think about it.  Force is priced at $2.99 right now, a bargain.  Here is the blurb from the back side:

Space is vast. No matter how much firepower you have, you can’t defeat your enemy unless you know exactly where and when to strike. That’s why Lieutenant Emil is so critical to his task force. He’s a type of electromagnetic warfare specialist called an emmer serving in an interstellar war. However, Emil is slowly going insane— a path already taken by two other emmers in the task force. He's seeing scenes from all over the ship, noticing things that can’t be real, and starting to doubt his own humanity. What’s worse, the war isn’t going well, and the crew of the flagship Excalibur are dependent upon Emil to do his job better than ever before. 

When the alien enemies called the Vothriles ask for a secret meeting in deep space with Emil’s task force, everyone is suspicious. The warship Excalibur heads out to meet with the alien foes that no Terran yet understands. The Vothriles propose joining forces against an even greater common menace, a mysterious enemy code-named "Force Cantrithor".

No one knows if Force Cantrithor can be defeated, or if the Vothriles can be trusted. But it may not matter. How much longer can Emil hold it together, anyway?

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Force Cantrithor - Lyon
Force Cantrithor - Lyon

I have also enjoyed doing the design work for several of his books, including this one, getting to wear my graphic designer hat for a little and enjoy a little typography.

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