Last month, I attended the Flint Horror Convention in Michigan, and met a very talented artist by the name of Joshua Werner, who specializes in undead illustrations. In addition to being the author of The Brutality of Fact, and Adoration for the Dead: Tales of Insanity and Terror, he is currently writing his horror novel Open Casket. Werner runs As Fall Leaves Illustration, a graphic design and illustration media company in New Baltimore, MI where he does a large variety of work, including DVD covers, film storyboards, book and magazine illustrations, t-shirts, CD covers, and posters. While talking to him, I learned about a project he had released at another convention.
Werner’s Zombie Sketchbook was available exclusively during the Detroit Fanfare Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan on October 26th, 27th, and 28th. Packed with over 100 zombie-related illustrations by Werner, the book features all of the sketch cards done by Joshua Werner for the Night of the Living Dead Official Movie Trading Card Series and IDW’s Deadworld Trading Card Set, as well as plenty of other zombie drawings and undead paintings.
With a limited production of only 50 books made, each book is hand numbered and signed by the artist and includes an original zombie sketch on the inside cover. Most of the books were purchased the Detroit Fanfare, but there is still a handful left available for $10 each (+$3 shipping); just contact Joshua Werner at [email protected] for more information.