Illustration – “Venom in the Cloud Forest”

As an early holiday gift to my readers, here’s an illustration of my story “Venom in the Cloud Forest” drawn by my very talented friend Sambaran Chatterjee.  Sambaran and I first met at orientation for our MBA program, where during a group exercise he dropped a scrap of paper that I swooped down to pick up for him.  On it was what he’d call a “doodle,” which to me looked like a frame-ready work of art.  Seriously.  And not only is he an artist, he’s also a filmmaker.

Without further ado:

“Venom in the Cloud Forest” illustration by Sambaran Chatterjee

Look at the details in the shading!  The power dynamics in the characters’ posture!

The story this illustration is based on originally appeared in Myriad Lands: Volume 2: Beyond the Edge and is slated to be reprinted in Pioneers & Pathfinders.