I’m here for this.
I reblog this everytime it is on my dash
Gwendoline Christie for Wonderland TV
I just LOVE how she DOES have Astonishing eyes
You find the book in the process of doing it. That’s the adventure of the job.
I wanted to make a strong mother character. The portrayal women in epic fantasy have been problematical for a long time. These books are largely written by men but women also read them in great, great numbers. And the women in fantasy tend to be very atypical women… They tend to be the woman warrior or the spunky princess who wouldn’t accept what her father lays down, and I have those archetypes in my books as well.
However, with Catelyn there is something reset for the Eleanor of Aquitaine, the figure of the woman who accepted her role and functions with a narrow society and, nonetheless, achieves considerable influence and power and authority despite accepting the risks and limitations of this society.
She is also a mother… Then, a tendency you can see in a lot of other fantasies is to kill the mother or to get her off the stage. She’s usually dead before the story opens… Nobody wants to hear about King Arthur’s mother and what she thought or what she was doing, so they get her off the stage and I wanted it too. And that’s Catelyn.
Book recover contest held by Bobby Solomon over at the Fox is Black. This is one of my entries for The Hobbit. I went for a simple but tactile feel, I wanted to design a book that begs to have its pages turned and have its cover rolled back.