ARTIST ADAM SHAW BRINGS EXTRAORDINARY TALENT TO UPCOMING TITLE- ‘DEAD MEN RISE UP NEVER’ BY JILLY PADDOCK COVER ART REVEALED
Known for innovative storytelling between stunningly rendered covers, Pro Se Productions debuts artwork for Author Jilly Paddock’s (To Die A Stranger) next Pro Se book. Dead Men Rise Up Never features two exciting characters in tales of mystery, magic, and technology. The two story collection also bears an evocative and haunting cover by noted New Pulp artist Adam Shaw.
Accomplished painter, illustrator, and comics creator, Adam Benet Shaw has garnered acclaim across a number of artistic media. After completing studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio, the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and Watts Atelier in California, Shaw was selected as an emerging American artist to watch by European gallery owners and exhibited in London, England. He has been featured in “New American Painting”, selected multiple times for the Arkansas Art Center’s Delta Exhibit, and shown at the prestigious “Red Clay Survey” at the Huntsville Museum of Art. His work has also been shown in over 50 group and solo shows in the US and internationally. His figurative paintings are a prominent part of a 140-foot mural entitled “The History of Cotton” at the National Cotton Exchange Museum, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the National Contact Bridge Museum, and a treasured part of private and corporate collections. He has created storyboards for several motion pictures, including Paramount Pictures' film “Black Snake Moan” directed by Craig Brewer, stage design for operas and corporate events, and character illustrations for the gaming industry. His published illustration work includes the series "Dead In Memphis", "Bloodstream" for Image Comics, "David: The Illustrated Novel" from Shepherd King Publishing and "Harpe: America's First Serial Killers" from Cave-in-Rock Publishing. He shares his love of art through teaching and workshops at his studio in the Broad Avenue Arts District in Memphis. Recently he has been painting covers for pulp publishers, his first work in the New Pulp field being with Pro Se Productions.
“Adam Shaw,” says Pro Se Productions Editor in Chief Tommy Hancock, “is an artist that gets what Genre Fiction is, that clearly understands the Pulp style. Whether or not it’s giant robots or two intense armed figures like Afton and Jerome in Dead Men Rise Up Never, Adam’s talent extends far beyond being able to paint pretty pictures. He has the ability to weave a bit of the story to come beyond the cover into the very fabric of the art he’s creating. Each piece Adam does stirs something special in a reader and stands out all by itself. This cover is no exception.”
In Dead Men Rise Up Never, A man is killed on the streets of Prosperity City, stabbed through the heart by a unicorn. Detective-Inspector A. Afton Lamont and her not-quite human partner, Jerome, are handed the case and follow the trail to Avalon, a private estate owned by the last son of one of their colony world’s founding families. In a tale of deception and illusion, of an idyllic rural paradise underpinned by technology, of dreams made flesh, can Afton and Jerome discover the murderer in a tangle of lies, secrets and outright magic? And then what do our intrepid detectives do after solving a high-profile murder case? The second tale answers that question and delves even deeper into the fantastic universe Jilly Paddock has crafted.
Dead Men Rise Up Never by Jilly Paddock with cover art by Adam Shaw will debut in the coming weeks from Pro Se Productions. Go to www.prose-press.com or like Pro Se on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions for upcoming announcements of release dates for this title and others.