For all of my Vampire Movie fans, I give you Christopher Lee.
Oh there is so much I can say about Christopher Lee. He inspired so much fear, artwork, fandom, and even lust. The fictional characters couldn’t have been further from the truth. According to everything I read Lee was a genuinely sweet guy, a devoted husband and father, and played more than just Dracula. Look him up. Please, seriously, look him up. May 27th would have been his 101st Birthday.
The black and white portrait of Christopher Lee, with the red V was done by my friend and cohort Jason Kemp.
Tenkara Studios are presently the sole domain of author and illustrator J Harrison Kemp, or Jason as the dust bunnies call him. Within the halls of his labyrinthine workspace, a sprawling Wunderkammer, or wonder-room if you will, we find the artist surrounded and overly influenced by the many intricate objet d’art of a bygone age, a multifarious miscellany of complex curiosities that only the foolhardy would call toys. Brimful but charming, the antiquated atelier is commingled with an athenaeum housing only the greatest of literary treasures and books about things from outer space. Yes, it is here that the self-taught artist and writer draws from his surroundings that little bit more everyday and applies that inspiration to new and ever evolving graphic and fictitious projects.
Jay is currently the sole inhabitant of Tenkara Studios, a.k.a. the office and is busy with a variety of commissions, short stories, incidental projects and a soon to be realized anthology of horror fiction.
Jason has also designed the covers of several of our themed anthologies for WPaD (Writers, Poets, and Deviants.) Yes, and I have to add I am SO HONORED to have worked with Jason. Wow. I love these covers. AND as a writer Jason tells a damned good story too.