R.I.P. Glen Orbik

The Beat and Charles Ardai are both reporting that the amazing artist Glen Orbik has passed away at the age of 52 from cancer. Orbik was best known for his pulp-style covers, which he painted for Marvel, DC,  and Vertigo comics, and for Ardai’s Hard Case Crime imprint. He also painted the cover for the original edition of my novel Hunt at World’s End:

Hunt at World's End

I love that cover so much. I think it’s marvelous — even if I wound up having to change the heroine’s hair color because of it! (Cultural anthropologist and Ph.D. candidate Joyce Wingard was described as “raven-haired” in my first draft.)

You can see lots more of Orbik’s incredible work at his website. The art world has lost a colossal talent.

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