I turned in my second set of illustrations for Chalk Line Books at the new year. They're reprinting vintage crime fiction and have asked me to be their illustrator, assuming these become popular. The second book I did for them was Night Squad by David Goodis. It's fun to just be handed a text and allowed to choose the texts I want to draw from and create a whole vision of the book. And it was a perfect snuggle on the couch with my dog project as I was recovering from the bustle of the holidays.
You can preview (or buy) the first book I illustrated for Chalk Line here on the Amazon kindle store. If you click "look inside" and scroll down, you'll see my first illustration. I'm even mentioned in the Book Description; "The Chalk Line Books version of “Sharecropper Hell” also features the evocative illustrations of artist Martha Kelly."
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.