New Artwork – Ian Rogers – Book Cover for Industrial Revolution by R.T. Cutforth

As the author has officially announced that his book will be available in early July, I am pleased to be able to share the cover I did for Robert Cutforth’s novel, Industrial Revolution.  //update: now available on Amazon!

Industrial Revolution - R.T. Cutforth - cover by Ian Rogers

The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic Manchester, so I aged one of the trendier areas of the city through the magic of photoshop. I’m rather pleased with the results but I doubt Manchester city council would take me up on my suggested improvement scheme.

Having read this book three times, I can say it is a compelling, well-constructed page-turner that is well worth every penny you spend on it. Without a word of exaggeration it’s one of the best new books I’ve read in ages. Granted I’m a big fan of post-apocalyptic scenarios so I was already primed to go, but seriously, it’s a great read. Even if I didn’t know the author and had just picked up this book at random I would be urging everyone to read it.

Plus it’s got a fantastic cover.

Industrial Revolution will be available in early July through Amazon. Cutforth is posting news about his novel on his blog. //update: now available on Amazon!

… Post-apocalyptic Britain seems to be a thing all of a sudden, as the UK newspaper, the Independent just posted this story about the work of Sony’s Playstation team:

A vision of post-apocalypse Britain? Eerie computer-generated images reveal how UK landmarks could crumble and decay if humanity was wiped out Computer programmers produce stunning digital make-under of some of Britain’s most famous landmarks

Make-under. Cunning.  I’m glad they didn’t do Manchester so nobody accuses me of being imitative. (insert obligatory emoticon indicating wry mirth here) The image of an abandoned Buckingham Palace is quite nice.

The stunning digital make-under of Britain’s most famous landmarks coincides with the release of post-apocalypse video game The Last of Us.

As in the game itself, the images depict a Britain abandoned for 20 years after a poisonous fungus has wiped-out almost all the world’s population, leaving nature to gradually reclaim towns and cities.

You can see the whole gallery here.