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Wolfe's Torturer cover by gaborcsigas Wolfe's Torturer cover by gaborcsigas
Book cover for the Hungarian edition of Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer.
Design and typography by Gábor Csigás (whoisnot.deviantart.com)
Cover art by Richárd Vass (www.vassrichard.hu)
Cover and image copyright (c) 2006 by Delta Vision Kiadó (www.deltavision.hu) All rights reserved.

Thanks to Richárd and to the publisher for their permitting me to submit this image.

Update:We got word from Mr Wolfe himself saying he liked this cover / design a lot! :w00t:
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:icontatham87:
Tatham87 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm reading this book now. I bought it some time ago when I was too young to understand it. But I've developed since then and now I find it hard to tear myself away from the beautifully crafted words of the master that is Gene Wolfe.

I love this cover here. Shame it isn't on my version here in the UK.
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I'm happy you love the cover :nod: (and ashamed about the extremely late reply.)

Thank you!
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TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! It suits the story so well too. Great book!
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:icongaborcsigas:
gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thanks (in the name of Richard Vass as well, who worked on the illustration for the cover) - I'm really glad you think so. :nod:
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otc242 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
i love the book of the new sun series, and i think this is a very good cover for it :)
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:icongaborcsigas:
gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thank you, I'm glad you think so :nod:
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:iconlippai:
lippai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
ja igen, van rajta vörös és nemcsak fekete-fehér.:)
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:iconlippai:
lippai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Szia! Áhh, amikor megláttam a könyvesboltban azt gondoltam: végre! egy feszes fekete fehér tusrajzos borító egy izgalmas, modern tipóval. (ebből a sorozatból ezt a könyvet láttam először) Méltó folytatásának gondolom a 60-as, 70-es évek könyvborítóinak -tán akkoriban jelentek meg ehhez hasonló munkák, utána sok borítót elleptek a montázsok.
Tiszteletem neked hogy megalkottad.
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DarkMagicianQueen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
I love it. =)
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:icongaborcsigas:
gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you, I'm glad you do. :nod:
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charonferryman Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student Photographer
Gives one a great impression of the decaying city of Nessos...the thatched roofs of the houses almost look like a wall in front of the tower and the ships look menacing and old...I'd love to see some more illustrations for the story itself done by you, actually :)
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I'm really glad you liked the illustration but I have to tell you (as it's written in the description of this deviation) that the drawing itself is not my work, it was made by Richard Vass. What I did here was the overall design (of the book series that this one was a part of) and the typography. :)
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charonferryman Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student Photographer
Sorry for my inattentiveness, then, I read this half-brained, I guess - still, it is well integrated and designed, so the praise stays right where it is :) (I looked at the other parts of the series as well and saw some similar compositions, although wildly differing styles - it's an interesting series: Wolfe, Leiber, Moorcock...)
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Kimmuriel-HUN Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ez a fav elsősorban Vass Richárdnak szól, de meg kell hagyni, hogy a tipo is igencsak parádésra sikeredett! Szóval grat! :D
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Köszönöm, Richárd nevében is. :nod:
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caries-caeli Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Well, that may very well be my favourite book of all time and I must say, you have done a wonderful job with that cover.
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:icongaborcsigas:
gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thank you very much for the comment, i'm glad you liked the cover! :thanks:
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alexmartinez Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
great cover. I love the series of the new sun. I hope illustrate it some day. Cheers
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:icongaborcsigas:
gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
thank you. :nod: drop me a note if you get to illustrate it! i'd be interested in your visual interpretation.
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:iconkettil:
kettil Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
Wolfe's are my favorite books ever!
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:icongaborcsigas:
gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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Howlingwolves Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
FLIPPIN GIVE ME THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!! *mumbles* one day i shall surpass all in art and writing books....
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:D thank you! (and good luck! ;) )
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kleinheincz Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
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:icongaborcsigas:
gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:w00t:
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szilvia Featured By Owner May 16, 2006
wowwi!!!

már alig várom, hogy lássam élőben!!!! :faint:

:love:
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:D :heart: :date:

pili is :heart: :D
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:iconviika:
Viika Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
Such a delicious cover. Amazing and professional work.
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:icongaborcsigas:
gaborcsigas Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:blushes: thank you, Viika (in the name of everyone who contributed to this image)
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BeauDeNoir Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Le a kalappal :) -----
(Tehát csak mint általában;))
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
köszönjük! örülünk, hogy tetszik! (...mint általában... sőt! :D )
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Rydia-Warrior Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
This is beautiful. I can't stop looking at it.
Amazing job, you :wow:
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
:D thanks! (in the name of every contributor!)
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