The Merchant Prince & The Girl Who Reinvented Fairyland

I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Catherynne M. Valente (who is currently taking over the publishing world via a Ship of her own making) twice: first, illustrating her story “The Ballad of the Sinister Mr. Mouth” for the book RAVENS IN THE LIBRARY; and again, illustrating the interiors and cover for her brilliant novella, UNDER IN THE MERE.

I love Catherynne, and so do a lot of other people. So I don’t think she’ll mind my invoking her name in the process of broadening readers’ exposure to our work. I wanted to do something special to help jumpstart the awareness of the new Coppervale website, and the work Catherynne and I did together is just what I need to do that: because I still have three pieces of the original art from UNDER IN THE MERE… and I’m going to be giving it away.

All you have to do is place an order from the New Coppervale Marketplace during the month of June, and your name will (literally) be put into a hat, whence I shall draw three names out, and award the original art to the winners. That’s IT.

We’re in the middle of June, and already started – if you ordered anything in the last few weeks, you’re already entered; but every order is a separate entry – so if you’ve had your eye on that PROMETHEA print, or the International Studio set, now’s the time!

The pieces (which were designed as a contemporary Tarot, featuring Arthurian characters) are: Lancelot, The Hanged Man…


Morgan le Fay, as Judgement…

And Galahad as The Hermit (a personal favorite).

And, as a bonus prize, I’ll also be offering a signed, sketched-in copy of UNDER IN THE MERE, featuring a drawing of the character (from the book) of your choice. I bet we can even talk Cat into signing it, too.  🙂

I rarely sell original art, so this is an excellent chance to get a piece at an excellent price – free – just by purchasing something else cool that you already wanted. Is this a wonderful world or what?


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