The image above is Alan M. Clark’s sketch and contrast study, produced with black and white pencil on brown paper, for the painting he will later produce for the raffle [details below]. The image is inspired by Of Thimble and Threat: The Life of a Ripper Victim, published by Lazy Fascist Press. In a final message about the raffle, just before the drawing, we will post the image of the painting.
For those of you who missed the initial announcement, here’s how to enter the raffle:
A. Take a picture of yourself with Of Thimble and Threat: The Life of a Ripper Victim and post it online (on your blog/website, Facebook, Twitter, or elsewhere). Send a link to the photo to
B. Correctly answer the following trivia questions (send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org):
1. What song did Katie sing in the novel during her cousin’s execution?
2. What was given to infants by the childminder, Patricia Ennis, in order to quiet them?
3. What item in the novel is referred to by the slang expression “nose warmer”?
No purchase necessary. If you have any questions about the raffle, please email email@example.com. The winner will be announced on June 4th, 2012.
Of Thimble and Threat: The Life of a Ripper Victimis a story about the intense love between a mother and a child, a story of poverty and loss, fierce independence, and unconquerable will. It is the devastating portrayal of a self-perpetuated descent into Hell, a lucid view into the darkest parts of the human heart.
Alan M. Clark is a World Fantasy Award-winning artist. He has illustrated the works of Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Jack Ketchum, Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Laymon, Brian Lumley, F. Paul Wilson, Brian Keene, William F. Nolan, George Orwell, Poppy Z. Brite, and Christopher Golden.