Sometimes collaborations are formed serendipitously, rather than by solicitation and design. This is such a case.
Keely is currently commissioned to do the artwork and design for Kaaron Warren’s The Grief Hole, to be released in August 2016 – no small task as it involves 6 internal pieces and two covers (hardback and paperback). When Kaaron and the IFWG team saw the early pieces, many ‘rough’ and ‘optional’ as well as mood board illustrations, we starting thinking: we have many pages of wow art here, most of which will have little exposure to those interested in Kaaron’s novel.
It didn’t take long for IFWG Publishing Australia to approach Keely (and Kaaron) to separately publish an art folio title, largely showcasing the art that contributed to The Grief Hole (and some), but also including notes by the artist, and a format that shows the way some of the final pieces came to be. Additionally, it will be presented with excerpts from The Grief Hole, to add a high level graphic representation of the novel.
We are excited to announce that Keely Van Order has signed on with IFWG Publishing Australia to have this work produced (title still being determined), with a huge nod to Kaaron for allowing her novel to be depicted in a unique manner (and to access excerpts), as well as the highly respected artist, Nick Stathopoulos, who will provide the introduction.
We are still determining a manageable schedule for this project, but we will certainly be offering preorder signed editions to those who preorder the signed editions of The Grief Hole. Ideally, we would love to have the book available at the same time as Kaaron’s launch.
We will provide more information on this exciting, unique project through our social media outlets and this web site.