with foreward by Joe Vaz
Publisher: Short, Scary Tales Publications
The Damage Museum is the first book that features the art of Vincent Sammy, a freelance illustrator who hails from South Africa and specializes in horror, science fiction and the macabre. This collection includes work that has been printed in publications such as Interzone, Black Static, Something Wicked, Beware the Dark and many other magazines and books. He has provided cover artwork for publishers as varied as NewCon Press, Rosarium Publishing and Thunderstorm Books.
The Damage Museum is a selection of his most disturbing, yet beautiful artwork spanning a period of ten years. Some of the works included in this collection appear here for the first time wrapped in an all new cover. Vincent has been twice nominated for a This Is Horror award.
Foreword by Joe Vaz
“Vincent’s art has a way of communicating feel, environment, genre, age and narrative all in one. His illustrations vary from slick beautiful futuristic images to black-and-white illustrations that look like aged photographs or damaged Polaroids. And he does almost all of it with a pencil and water colour paints.
His use of colour and composition is extraordinary, and the illustration is just the beginning. Once the painting is down he scans it and digitally adds typeface, film scratches, camera flares and whatever else he needs to create the final look.
Over the last decade it has made me giddy with pleasure to see Vincent’s work featured on numerous other anthologies, magazines, book covers, marketing material and even Hollywood movies, including the magazines that first inspired me to create Something Wicked, Black Static and Interzone.”
– From the Foreward, by Joe Vaz
PRAISE FOR THE DAMAGE MUSEUM:
“A beautifully presented collection of images that simultaneously disturb and fascinate. Vincent Sammy is one of the most exciting artists working in the field today, and seeing so much of his work gathered in one place makes for a powerful statement indeed. This is a volume to keep and cherish.”