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Hello, I'm a freelance illustrator based in the UK.
I was born in London, and started out in illustration with work for fantasy & horror small press magazines in the '80s, in particular the H.P. Lovecraft-devoted Dagon. My first professional commissions came from Games Workshop for their magazine White Dwarf, and this began a long relationship with the company, illustrating lots of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay publications and the very first Warhammer 40,000 book, as well as many other GW books and boardgames. I've also done game-related material for other publishers, including covers and internal illustrations for twenty-two (I think) of the Fighting Fantasy series from Puffin Books/Wizard Books, and card art for Magic: The Gathering from Wizards of the Coast.

I've also produced artwork for various publishers around the world including Scholastic, Time-Warner, HarperCollins and Oxford University Press, illustrating popular authors such as Anne McCaffrey, Raymond E. Feist and Harry Turtledove, as well as some classics including Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and The Silver Sword. I was fortunate enough to receive the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist.

I illustrated the book accompanying the album release of Misterstourworm & the Kelpie's Gift, an orchestral work based on stories and characters from Scottish legend. My artwork was used as large-scale backdrops for live performances of the work by The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, with narration by Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd.

As an author, I've written some books about digital art including Digital Fantasy Painting Workshop and Digital Horror Art, and edited Fantasy Art Now published by Collins. In addition to work in publishing, I occasionally do concept and production art for computer games (following two years as an in-house artist at Eidos Interactive), and film and television productions which have included the BAFTA-nominated The Magician of Samarkand for the BBC, and most recently Gulliver's Travels for 20th Century Fox.

Currently: October 2015: My latest picture book The Crocodolly was published in hardback by Scholastic last month, and is available in Australia, New Zealand, and soon to be released throughout Asia in English, also with a translation into Chinese. The Crocodolly is something of a companion to my earlier picture book The Octopuppy which has been doing pretty well internationally -- more info at www.theoctopuppy.com  Right now I'm working on my next picture book; so most of my energies have been directed towards my books for children. But I've also just finished another album cover for Axel Rudi Pell, which is the fifth sleeve I've done for his records.  I've also been doing a little bit of work on the Game of Thrones computer game.

martin@martinmckenna.net 

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    El Aullido del Hombre Lobo
    Mundos Epicos
    Cover & interior art
    2014
    Into the Storm - Axel Rudi Pell
    SPV/Steamhammer Sleeve art 2014
    Beyond the Pit
    Arion Games
    Interior art
    2014
    Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
    Oxford University Press
    Interior art
    2014
    The Octopuppy
    Omnibus Books/Scholastic
    Author & artist
    2013
    The Gift - paperback
    Omnibus Books/Scholastic
    Cover & interior art
    2013
    Fantasy Art Now - paperback
    Collins
    Author, editor & artist 2013
    Shadows Over Innsmouth
    Titan Books
    Interior art
    2013
    Spectre
    Telos Cover art
    2013
    Blacksand
    Arion Games
    Cover art
    2013
    Le Hurlement du Loup-garou
    Gallimard Jeunesse Cover & interior art 2013
    Blood of the Zombies
    Tin Man
    Interior art
    2012
    XB-1 Magazine December issue Konektor Cover art
    2012
    Chamber of Chills Vol 4
    PS Publishing
    Interior art
    2012
    Dark Heart
    Ex Libris Auctor
    Cover art
    2012
    La Nuit du Necromancien
    Gallimard Jeunesse Cover & interior art 2012
    The Gift
    Omnibus Books/Scholastic
    Cover & interior art
    2012
    XB-1 Magazine October issue
    Konektor
    Cover art
    2012
    The Weird and the Wonderful
    Spectre Press
    Interior art
    2012
    The Pirate of the Beyond
    Gallimard Jeunesse
    Cover art
    2012
    Living with Lady Macbeth and the Witches
    Spearean
    Cover art
    2012
    SFX Special Edition 55 Future Interior art 2012
    Wolfmen Newton Compton Editori Interior art
    2012
    Circle of the Oath - Axel Rudi Pell SPV/Steamhammer Sleeve art 2012
    Armies of Death (new edition series 2 FF15)
    Wizard Books
    Cover art
    2011
    Grim & Grimmer Bk 4: The Calamitous Queen Omnibus/Scholastic Cover art 2011
    The Shadowing Book 2: Skinned Egmont Cover art 2011
    Grim & Grimmer Bk3: The Desperate Dwarf Omnibus/Scholastic Cover art 2011
    The Ballads IV - Axel Rudi Pell SPV/Steamhammer Sleeve art 2011
    Curse of the Mummy (new edition series 2 FF14) Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2011
    The Shadowing Book 1: Hunted Egmont Cover art 2011
    Hour of the Beast Freedoms Hammer Productions Cover art 2011
    Forest of Doom (new edition series 2 FF13) Wizard Books Cover art 2011
    Fabled Lands Role-Playing Game Greywood Publishing Interior art 2011
    A Minotaur at The Savoy
    Mirus
    Cover art
    2011
    Mirabilis comic - issues 1-3 & 6-8
    Mirus
    Cover art
    2011
    Mirabilis: Winter Vol 1
    Mirus
    Cover art
    2011
    World of Fantasy Magazine  No 4 (80) April issue TehnoMir (Russia)
    Interior art 2010
    Pocket Fantasy Art Ilex Press Author, editor & artist 2010
    Trial of Champions (new edition series 2 FF12) Wizard Books Cover art 2010
    The Crest - Axel Rudi Pell SPV/Steamhammer Sleeve art 2010
    Grim & Grimmer Bk 3: The Grasping Goblin Omnibus/Scholastic Cover art 2010
    Howl of the Werewolf (new edition series 2 FF11) Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2010
    Eye of the Dragon (new edition series 2 FF10) Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2010
    Grim & Grimmer Bk1: The Headless Highwayman Omnibus Books/Scholastic Cover art 2010
    Night of the Necromancer (series 2 FF8) Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2010
    City of Thieves (new edition series 2 FF6) Wizard Books Cover art 2010
    Bloodbones (new edition series 2 FF7) Wizard Books Cover art 2010
    Midgard Suddeutche Zeitung Cover art 2009
    QUERP Core Rule Book 1st edition GreywoodPublishing Interior art 2009
    The Battle for Rondo Omnibus/Scholastic Cover art 2009
    The Wizard of Rondo Omnibus/Scholastic Cover art 2009
    The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (new edition series 2 FF1) Wizard Books Cover art 2009
    The Fantasy Art Bible Quarto/Chartwell Books Inc Interior art 2009
    The Monster Book of Zombies Metro Books Interior art 2009
    Blackthorn Forest - Dungeon Crawl Expansion Greywood Publishing Cover & interior art 2009
    Epic Adventure Dungeon Crawl - Core Boxed Set Greywood Publishing Interior art 2008
    Vampiri! Newton Compton Editori Interior art 2008
    Il Grande Libro Di Dracula Newton Compton Editori Interior art 2008
    Fantasy Art Magazine Top Artist vol 32 China New Media Interior art 2008
    Childrens Great Explorers Encyclopedia TallTree/Paragon Interior art 2008
    Gothic Art Now Ilex Press Interior art 2008
    Nowa Fantastyka Magazine, August issue Proszynski Media Cover art 2008
    Faeries Nestiveqnen Editions Interior art 2008
    L'univers des Dragons tome 2 Galerie Daniel Maghen Interior art 2008
    Fantasy Art Magazine Top Artist vol 27 China New Media Interior art 2008
    Misterstourworm and the Kelpies Gift Circular Records Cover & interior art 2007
    Fantasy Report magazine Etra Publishing Cover & interior art 2007
    Fantasy Art Now Ilex Press / Collins Author, editor & artist 2007
    Nowa Fantastyka Magazine, November issue Proszynski Media Cover art 2007
    Lesser Shades of Evil Ravencross Publishing / Eos Press Interior art 2007
    Howl of the Werewolf Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2007
    The Key to Rondo Scholastic Cover art 2007
    Spellbreaker Wizard Books Cover art 2007
    Fantastyka Magazine, Winter Issue Proszynski Media Cover art 2007
    Curse of the Mummy Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2007
    Nowa Fantastyka Magazine, Dec issue Proszynski Media Cover art 2006
    Bloodbones Wizard Books Cover art 2006
    Nowa Fantastyka Magazine, July issue Proszynski Media Cover & interior art 2006
    Digital Horror Art Ilex Press / Thomson Author & artist 2006
    Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes      Barron's / New Burlington Books Contributor 2006
    Nowa Fantastyka Magazine, April issue Proszynski Media Cover art 2006
    Talisman of Death Wizard Books Cover art 2006
    The Forgotten Spell Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2006
    Fantastyka Magazine, Winter Issue Proszynski Media Cover art 2005
    Toxic Magazine Egmont Magazines Interior art 2005
    Settling Accounts Book 2: Drive To The East Hodder & Stoughton Cover art 2005
    The Toxic Toadburger Conspiracy Wizard Books Cover art 2005
    Fantastyka Magazine, Summer Issue Proszynski Media Cover art 2005
    Worldwar: Homeward Bound Hodder & Stoughton Cover art 2005
    Valley of Lights Telos Publishing Cover art 2005
    Eye of the Dragon Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2005
    Anatomy for Fantasy Artists Barron's / D&C Interior art 2005
    Dhampir Time Warner / Orbit Cover art 2005
    How to Draw & Sell Digital Cartoons Ilex Press / Barron's Interior art 2004
    Sorcery! Book 3: The Seven Serpents RPG Myriador Ltd Cover Design 2004
    Forest of Doom RPG Myriador Ltd Cover & interior art 2004
    Digital Fantasy Painting Workshop Ilex Press / Collins Author & artist 2004
    Settling Accounts Book 1: Return Engagement Hodder & Stoughton Cover art 2004
    Legend of Zagor Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2004
    Temple of Terror Wizard Books Cover art 2004
    Sorcery! Book 2: Khare - Cityport of Traps RPG Myriador Ltd Interior art 2004
    Trial of Champions RPG Myriador Ltd Cover & interior art 2004
    .Net magazine Future Publishing Cover art 2004
    Drawing & Painting Fantasy Figures Barron's / D&C Interior art 2003
    Dragonlance: Age Of Mortals Sovereign Press Interior art 2003
    Sovereign Stone: Marauders of the Wolf Sovereign Press Interior art 2003
    Journey Into The Void HarperCollins Cover art 2003
    King of Foxes HarperCollins Cover art 2003
    The Mammoth Book of Stephen Jones PS Publishing Interior art 2003
    Island of the Lizard King Wizard Books Cover art 2003
    Return to Firetop Mountain Wizard Books Cover & interior art 2003
    Sorcery! Book 1: The Shamutanti Hills RPG Myriador Ltd Cover design & interior art 2003
    Deathtrap Dungeon RPG Myriador Ltd Cover design & interior art 2003
    Armies of Death Wizard Books Cover art 2003
    Trial of Champions Wizard Books Cover art 2003
    Caverns of the Snow Witch RPG Myriador Ltd. Cover design & interior art 2003
    The Warlock of Firetop Mountain RPG Myriador Ltd. Cover & interior art 2003
    Forest of Doom Wizard Books Cover art 2003
    Thinking Through Religion Oxford University Press Interior art 2003
    Hawk Eyes Oxford University Press Cover art 2003
    Digital Fantasy Painting Ilex Press / Watson Guptill Interior art 2002
    Talon of the Silver Hawk HarperCollins Cover art 2002
    City of Thieves Wizard Books Cover art 2002
    Doctor Who: Nightdreamers Telos Publishing Frontispiece 2002
    The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Wizard Books Cover art 2002
    Inferno! issue 30 GW / The Black Library Cover art 2002
    Nobilis Hogshead Publishing Interior art 2002
    Fire! Fire! Oxford University Press Interior art 2002
    Reach for the Stars Oxford University Press Interior art 2002
    The Cosmic Clock Oxford University Press Interior art 2002
    Guardians of the Lost HarperCollins Cover art 2001
    The Dinosaur Planet Omnibus LittleBrown / Orbit Cover art 2001
    Oxford Mathswise Posters Oxford University Press Poster art 2001
    The Building Site Oxford University Press Interior art 2001
    Mummies, Tombs, and the Afterlife Oxford University Press Cover & interior art 2001
    The Vikings Oxford University Press Cover & interior art 2001
    Arthur Warrior Chief Oxford University Press Cover art 2001
    Warhammer Monthly issue 49 GW / The Black Library Cover art 2001
    Honour Guard GW / The Black Library Cover art 2001
    Pacific Warriors Interactive Vision Cover art 2001
    Well of Darkness HarperCollins Cover art 2000
    Road Wars Interactive Vision Cover art 2000
    Search And Rescue 2 Interactive Vision Cover art 2000
    PC Strategy Games magazine issue 3 Crimson Publishing Cover art 2000
    The Ultimate Book of Dinosaurs Monkey Puzzle / Parragon Interior art 2000
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Oxford University Press Interior art 1999
    Urban Chaos Eidos Interactive Conceptual art 1999
    Deathtrap Dungeon Eidos Interactive Cover & interior art 1998
    Games Master magazine issue 61 Future Publishing Interior art 1997
    Challenging the Wolf Squane's Press Cover & interior art 1997
    The Mammoth Book of Dracula Robinson Books Interior art 1997
    Through the Glass Darkly (Nightbane World Book 3) Palladium Books Interior art 1997
    New West (Rifts World Book 14) Palladium Books Interior art 1997
    Lone Star (Rifts World Book 13) Palladium Books Interior art 1997
    Psyscape (Rifts World Book 12) Palladium Books Interior art 1997
    Magic The Gathering Wizards of the Coast Card art 1996
    Coalition War Campaign (Rifts World Book 11) Palladium Books Interior art 1996
    Nightlands (Nightbane World Book 2) Palladium Books Interior art 1996
    Between the Shadows (Nightbane World Book 1) Palladium Books Cover art 1996
    Adventure on the High Seas (Palladium RPG Bk 3) Palladium Books Cover & interior art 1996
    Old Ones (Palladium Fantasy RPG Book II) Palladium Books Cover & interior art 1996
    Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game Palladium Books Cover & interior art 1996
    The Giant Book of Fantasy & The Supernatural Magpie Books Interior art 1996
    Silver Rhapsody BFS Interior art 1996
    Kimota magazine issue 4 PSFG Interior art 1996
    Chills magazine issues 9 & 10 BFS Interior art 1996
    Deathrealm magazine issue 30 Malicious Press Interior art 1996
    The Scream Factory magazine issue 61 Deadline Press Cover art 1996
    The Night of the Green Dragon Oxford University Press Cover & interior art 1996
    The Giant Book of Frankenstein Magpie/The Book Company Interior art 1995
    The Giant Book of Werewolves Magpie / Parragon Interior art 1995
    The Giant Book of Zombies Magpie / Parragon Interior art 1995
    Everway Wizards of the Coast Interior art 1995
    Curse of the Mummy (Fighting Fantasy 59) Puffin Books Cover & interior art 1995
    Revenge of the Vampire (Fighting Fantasy 58) Puffin Books Interior art 1995
    Out There In The Darkness Subterranean Press Cover art 1995
    Mystique magazine issue 6 BFS Interior art 1995
    Kimota magazine issue 3 PSFG Interior art 1995
    Kimota magazine issue 2 PSFG Cover art 1995
    Beyond magazine issue 2 Parallel Universe Interior art 1995
    Beyond magazine issue 1 Parallel Universe Cover & interior art 1995
    The Silver Sword Oxford University Press Cover & interior art 1995
    Catalogue Fedogan & Bremer Cover art 1995
    Catalogue Cold Tonnage Books Cover art 1995
    Catalogue Cold Tonnage Books Cover art 1994
    Fantasycon XIX programme BFS Interior art 1994
    Fantasycon XIX BFS Logo art 1994
    Catalogue DreamHaven Books Cover art 1994
    The Giant Book of Vampires Magpie Books Interior art 1994
    Interzone magazine issue 81 Interzone Cover art 1994
    Northern Chills Kimota Publishing Cover & interior art 1994
    Shadows Over Innsmouth Fedogan & Bremer Cover & interior art 1994
    The Anthology of Fantasy & The Supernatural Tiger Books Interior art 1994
    The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein Robinson Books Interior art 1994
    The Mammoth Book of Werewolves Robinson Books Interior art 1994
    Look & Find Fantasy game Hasbro UK Cover & interior art 1994
    Steve Jackson's Battlecards Merlin Trading Cards Packaging & card art 1993
    Legend of Zagor (Fighting Fantasy 54) Puffin Books Cover & Interior art 1993
    The Legend of Zagor Fighting Fantasy boardgame Hasbro UK Interior art 1993
    Mystique magazine issue 5 BFS Interior art 1993
    Chills magazine issue 7 BFS Cover art 1993
    The Mammoth Book of Zombies Robinson Books Interior art 1993
    The Mammoth Book of Vampires Robinson Books Interior art 1992
    Interzone magazine issue 59, 62, 65 Interzone Interior art 1992
    Interzone magazine issue 55 Interzone Cover & interior art 1992
    Far Point magazine issue 3 Victoria Publications Interior art 1992
    Kimota magazine issue 1 PSFG Cover & interior art 1992
    Mystique magazine issue 4 BFS Interior art 1992
    Chills magazine issue 6 BFS Interior art 1992
    The Fighting Fantasy 10th Anniversary Yearbook Puffin Books Interior art 1992
    Return to Firetop Mountain (Fighting Fantasy 50) Puffin Books Interior art 1992
    Moonrunner (Fighting Fantasy 48) Puffin Books Interior art 1992
    Castle Drachenfels (WFRP) Games Workshop Interior art 1992
    Fantasycon XVI programme BFS Interior art 1991
    Fantasycon XVI BFS Logo art 1991
    Interzone magazine issues 43, 46, 48, 52 Interzone Interior art 1991
    Legend of the Shadow Warriors (FF 44) Puffin Books Interior art 1991
    White Dwarf magazine 133, 137, 138, 140, 142 Games Workshop Interior art 1991
    Storm Warriors GW Books Interior art 1991
    Fantasy Tales vol.10 nos. 6 & 7 Robinson Books Interior art 1991
    Fantasy Tales vol.10 nos. 4 & 5 Robinson Books Interior art 1990
    Winter Chills magazine issue 4 BFS Cover & interior art 1990
    Krokodil Tears GW Books Interior art 1990
    Demon Download GW Books Interior art 1990
    Warhammer Companion (WFRP) Games Workshop Interior art 1990
    Waaargh the Orks! (Warhammer 40k) Games Workshop Interior art 1990
    White Dwarf magazine 121, 124, 125, 126, 130 Games Workshop Interior art 1990
    Red Thirst GW Books Interior art 1990
    Fantasycon XIV programme BFS Cover art 1989
    Skeleton Crew magazine issue 5 Grim Reaper Design Cover art 1989
    Wolf Riders GW Books Interior art 1989
    Ignorant Armies GW Books Interior art 1989
    Zaragoz GW Books Interior art 1989
    Drachenfels GW Books Interior art 1989
    Warhammer 40,000 Compendium Games Workshop Interior art 1989
    Space Marine 3D Roleplay game Games Workshop Interior art 1989
    The Restless Dead (WFRP) Games Workshop Interior art 1989
    Steve Jackson's F.I.S.T Computerdial Ltd Advertising art 1989
    Dead of Night (Fighting Fantasy 40) Puffin Books Interior art 1989
    Vault of the Vampire (Fighting Fantasy 38) Puffin Books Interior art 1989
    White Dwarf magazine 112, 114, 117, 118, 119, 120 Games Workshop Interior art 1989
    Dagon magazine issue 26 Dagon Press Back cover art 1989
    Mystique magazine issue 2 BFS Interior art 1989
    Winter Chills magazine issue 3 BFS Interior art 1989
    Fantasy Tales vol.10 nos. 2 & 3 Robinson Books Interior art 1989
    Fantasy Tales vol.10 no.1 Robinson Books Interior art 1988
    World Fantasy Convention art show programme British Fantasy Society Cover art 1988
    Skeleton Crew magazine double issue 3/4 Grim Reaper Design Interior art 1988
    Daggers of Darkness (Fighting Fantasy 35) Puffin Books Interior art 1988
    White Line Fever (Dark Future) Games Workshop Interior art 1988
    Something Rotten in Kislev (WFRP) Games Workshop Interior art 1988
    Warhammer Campaign (WFRP) Games Workshop Interior art 1988
    Power Behind the Throne (WFRP) Games Workshop Interior art 1988
    Realm of Chaos Games Workshop Interior art 1988
    White Dwarf magazine 97, 98, 104 Games Workshop Interior art 1988
    Die Rubezahl magazine issue 5 Pob Publishing Cover & interior art 1988
    Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader Games Workshop Interior art 1987
    The Fury of Dracula boardgame Games Workshop Interior art 1987
    Advanced RuneQuest Third Edition Games Workshop Interior art 1987
    Warhammer City (Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay) Games Workshop Interior art 1987
    Death on the Reik (Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay) Games Workshop Interior art 1987
    Green and Pleasant Land (Call of Cthulhu) Games Workshop Interior art 1987
    White Dwarf magazine 85, 86, 88, 93, 94 Games Workshop Interior art 1987
    Adventurer magazine issues 6, 7, 8 Mersey Leisure Publishing Interior art 1987
    Dagon magazine issue 20 Dagon Press Back cover 1987
    Dagon magazine double issue 18/19 Dagon Press Interior art 1987
    Dagon magazine issue 17 Dagon Press Back cover 1987
    Dagon magazine issue 16 Dagon Press Cover art 1987
    Winter Chills magazine issue 2 BFS Interior art 1987
    Fantasy Tales vol.9 no.17 Fantasy Tales Interior art 1987
    Die Rubezahl issue 4 Pob Publishing Interior art 1987
    White Dwarf magazine issue 84 Games Workshop Interior art 1986
    The Enemy Within (Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay) Games Workshop Interior art 1986
    Warlock magazine issue 12 and issue 13 Games Workshop Interior art 1986
    Adventurer magazine issue 3 Mersey Leisure Publishing Interior art 1986
    Dagon magazine issue 15 Dagon Press Cover & interior art 1986
    Dagon magazine issue 14 Dagon Press Back cover 1986
    Die Rubezahl magazine issues 1, 2, 3 Pob Publishing Covers & interior art 1986
    Monsterous Perversion no.2 Pob Publishing Covers & interior art 1985

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