I was very sad to learn of the death of the John Berkey, the hugely talented artist who provided the cover art for the ACE first edition of Dinner at Deviant's Palace . A few years ago I was lucky enough to acquire (from Worlds of Wonder ) a couple of gorgeous Berkey pieces which were in fact two (of three) preliminary water colours that he created for this painting. I've no idea where the third one ended up, nor the final artwork for that matter, but the two paintings I have are just wonderful. Some relevant links (courtesy of LOCUS )...
- A gallery of Berkey's work .
- A tribute from the blog of fellow artist Bob Eggleton .
- And one from Irene Gallo  - the art director at Tor Books .
- Comment at Spectrum Fantastic Art .