Illustrations were commissioned for the story to enhance and further dramatize the epic scope of the adventure. Various artists were up to the challenge to bring the novel's array of creatures, environments, and machines to life. From talented students to esteemed professionals, their work makes INVERTIVERSE a fully-realized production.
The video above details the creation of a piece by CHARLIE CHIODO. He is most well-known for his work on the cult classic films KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE and the CRITTERS series. However, he is also known for work on television productions such as the '90s incarnation of LAND OF THE LOST, the ALIEN XMAS special on Netflix, and dinosaur-related programs from the '80s. His love of dinosaurs is now on full display once again in this commissioned piece made possible through Dino Gallery.
JOHN BELL was another esteemed artist brought on board. He is an Academy Award-winning art director and conceptual artist who worked on many incredible films like JURASSIC PARK, BACK TO THE FUTURE 2, and RANGO. His talents are cemented right into our popular culture. In JURASSIC PARK, DERRICK DAVIS's favorite film, John created the unforgettable designs of the Ford Explorers and Jeep Wranglers, among many others. His commissioned illustration above depicts a very charismatic vehicle that takes center stage in the story of INVERTIVERSE.
STEPHEN MARCHESI is an American illustrator who has conjured up over 500 book covers alone. His work also includes illustrations for magazines, textbooks, children's books that have been on Publishers Weekly and Bank Street College Best-Of lists. As a child, DERRICK DAVIS was enthralled with a collection of chilling stories called RAILWAY GHOSTS AND HIGHWAY HORRORS that featured Stephen's illustrations. Several pieces were produced for INVERTIVERSE that would have perfectly joined his illustrations in that book, including the one above.
Featured Illustrations by Stephen Marchesi, John Bell, and Charlie Chiodo
Additional Illustrations by K. Patoła, Bálint Benke, Daniel Wachter, Michael Vincent Eppinette, Felipe Humboldt, Michael Cooper, Victor Murillo, Adam Petke, and Lucas Nunes
Cover by Lucas Nunes
Logos by Roy Govier and Casey Cook Jr.
Additional content from other artists will be featured soon!