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Monday, January 9th, 2012

Look: An Incredible thing

The sole purpose of this blog post is to share with you an amazing image. It’s by the artist¬†Christopher Shy, and it’s one of three (so far) he has created based on scenes from The Magicians.

It’s of Alice getting her very first look at Brakebills:

When I saw this, the hair stood up on my arms. I mean, this is it: this is the scene, this is what it would have been like. Click through and take a close look at the roof of Brakebills, the detail is just wild. When I look at it, I feel like I could fall into it. I’ve never met Shy — he just read the book, made this, and e-mailed it to me. The original, which is a mega-large file, is even more spectacular and detailed and gorgeous.

And there’s two more like it.

We’re going to make them available as high-quality prints through the CafePress Magicians store,¬†just as soon as I can figure out how to do that and then magic up enough free time to do it in.

p.s. if you’re anywhere within range of Metuchen, NJ, I’m reading there this Saturday night at The Raconteur. I won’t be doing many other events this spring, so do come by and hang out.


19 comments on “Look: An Incredible thing

  1. Jaimie says:

    I see he does graphic novels. How awesome would it be to have a Magicians graphic novel, or some graphic novel of a spin-off story (like Eliot at Truthwater AHEM).

  2. Fergus says:

    Hi Lev,

    Just finished Magician King. Loved it. Can there be a third novel in the offing? What’s next in general?

    Best to you, and many thanks,

    SR (aka Fergus)

  3. Little My says:

    So I just went to check out more of his stuff at Studio Ronin, and it’s absolutely beautiful. As is that picture of Brakebills. Though I do think your female creations are a lot more interesting than his. Somewhere between Conan and Giger. Or something.

  4. Little My says:

    Also, though, isn’t Brakebills a lot greener? This is more like Alice at Gormenghast.

  5. Leverus says:

    @Little My there’s actually a version with warmer colors, but I kind of like the blue-gray. I imagine this as after her night in the woods, with that bluey pre-dawn light …

  6. Leverus says:

    @Fergus Book 3 is coming…

  7. Leverus says:

    @Jaimie more on that front soon I hope…

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  9. erin says:

    this gave ME chills; Brakebills here is just how I imagined it….

  10. Sam M-B says:

    This is beautiful. Not only will it make a great print, it’s excellent idea fodder / concept art for the TV series, eh?

  11. Heather Head says:

    Oh my gosh. This is amazing. The detail… incredible. NOW–I want to see Julia’s first look at Brakebills… an entirely different feeling it would have…

  12. Caterina says:

    Cool. See you in Metuchen.

  13. Sara says:

    Holy hell, I am impressed.

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  15. vicodin says:

    Hi there, its nice piece of writing concerning media print, we all be familiar with media is a impressive source of facts.

  16. Shamus Gillen says:

    I can see this artist creating the screen images with Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) providing the accompanying soundtrack.. Listen to “bodysong”, if you’ve not heard his orchestral productions.

    Your not alone,, the image stabbed me with Bingle-esque precision. Instant chills.

  17. Shamus Gillen says:

    Here is a link to the soundtrack (“moon trills”) to the image above… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_X9Mjuhp3Y&feature=related

    No, it’s not fucking spamm. It’s genius – the image instantly linked this music, so I thought I’d be a tARD and share.

  18. Leverus says:

    I totally get this. Thanks Shamus.

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