Lettering by Jared Boggess
In a recent post on his website, cover artist, Jared Boggess, writes about his strategy for executing the project, and graciously provides some initial, illustrative drafts.
Ghoulish Sketch by Jared Boggess
Here’s an excerpt from his post:
“The centerpiece of this collection of short horrors follows a young man tormented by series of hallucinations and dreams. Clint Smith beautifully depicts a surreal dream experience in which this young man finds himself swallowed by the ocean haunted by an apparition known as the Ghouljaw.”
Stop by Boggess’s site — there are plenty of impressive pieces of eye candy from his numerous projects: www.jaredboggess.com
About eight months ago, I had an impromptu conversation with an old friend, Allen Kell—front man for the band SHADELAND, who’s also produced his own solo material under KELL. The result of that collaborative brainstorming session is this: GHOULJAW: the Soundtrack—14 songs inspired by the 14 stories which appear in the forthcoming short story collection, Ghouljaw and Other Stories.
My creative comrade Kell has invested a woeful amount of time and energy into this unique project—a comingling of music and spoken word—and it’s reflected in the quality of the album.
Ghouljaw: the Soundtrack is available on iTunes for $10 and cdbaby for $8. Give the song previews and track excerpts a test run—you won’t be disappointed.
Another big thanks to the galactically talented Kell.