Artist Simon Walpole came to our attention after winning the Beyond Realities 2015 contest. His artwork became the cover for Luna's first ever anthology and we sensed that our collaboration would continue beyond this. Simon then went on to provide the cover art for Mark Egginton's parody, 'The Lord of the Rings', which was released last September.
When writer Peter Garrett approached us with his SF-noir novelette, "Final Diagnosis", we knew that Simon was the man for the job.
Peter Garrett is a physician with Medecins Sans Frontieres, a Visiting Lecturer in Nephrology at the University of Ulster, and a writer of both fact and fiction. He is a graduate of the Lancaster University School of Creative Writing and has been shortlisted and longlisted, respectively, for the Fish Flash Fiction and Fish Short Story awards.
Peter's story, "Final Diagnosis" will be fully illustrated by Simon Walpole for our series, "A Thousand Word Picture".
In this series, a writer and an artist work together to create a somewhat unconventional illustrated story.
The series was inaugurated by "Quest and the Sign of the Shining Beast", created by writer Robert S Malan and artist John Cockshaw.
"Final Diagnosis" will be released in 2018.