The Last Days of New Paris

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the last days of new paris

Here’s some more China Miéville artwork, this time for his forthcoming book The Last Days of New Paris, which will be published in January 2017 by Subterranean Press.  The story is set in an alternate 1940s/50s Nazi-occupied Paris, in which the city is haunted by works of Surrealist art that have manifested in to real life and are roaming the streets.  So there was a lot of interesting imagery for me to play with for the illustrations for this book!  I’ve also done three interiors illustrations which I’ll post at a later date.  The book is available for preorder now.

I originally had another idea for the cover as you can see in this sketch.

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But as the US trade hardcover edition from another publisher also featured the Eiffel tower and a sepia toned treatment for the image, it was thought that this might be too close to that…

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