GAK

We recently lost an artist, a friend, an exemplary role model of human kindness. Gak will forever be with us, his work hanging on walls, filling the pages of books, some of his art even tattooed onto skin. His life will always be remembered because he always made ours a little better.

Below are the illustrations he created for The Library of the Dead, one of his final projects. We had future plans, so perhaps we’ll collaborate on those in the next go-round. Miss you, Gak. Your work speaks for itself …

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Illustration for “Those Who Shall Never be Named” by Yvonne Navarro.

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Illustration for “The Last Things to Go” by Mary SanGiovanni & Brian Keene.

lannes

Illustration for “A Raven in the Dove’s Nest” by Roberta Lannes.

notthere

Illustration for “I’m Not There” by Kealan Patrick Burke.

chimera

Illustration for “A Chimera’s Tale” by Chris Marrs.

gonzales

Illustration for “I’m Getting Closer” by J.F. Gonzalez.

wes

Illustration for “Living Through Better Chemistry” by Weston Ochse.

cthyllam

Illustration for “Cthylla” by Lucy A. Snyder.

faultlines

Illustration for “Fault Lines” by Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon.

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Illustration for “Jaded Winds” by Rena Mason.

mcbride

Illustration for “Tears of the Dragon” by Michael McBride.

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Illustration for “Phantom on the Ice” by Erinn L. Kemper.

nights

Illustration for “Night Soliloquy” by Sydney Leigh.

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Illustration for “Broken Lady” by Gene O’Neill.

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Illustration for “Tales the Ashes Tell” by Gary A. Braunbeck.

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Illustration for “The Librarian” tie-in piece by Michael Bailey and the introduction, “Special Collections,” by Norman Partridge.

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J.F. Gonzalez tribute illustration.

Brian Keene also has a nice article on gak, which can be found here: http://www.briankeene.com/2019/01/15/gak-in-remembrance/

  1. Reblogged this on – What Does Not Kill Me – and commented:
    RIP, Gak. You’ll be missed.

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