Derek Mah

Derek Mah - Designer

Calgary, AB, Canada

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Overview

Cover illustrator and designer working predominantly in Young Adult, including Monsterology with Arthur Slade, Barnabas Bigfoot series with Marty Chan, Tom Austen series with Eric Wilson, and multi-award-winning Boy Sherlock Holmes series with Shane Peacock.

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Education & Reference
Technology

Portfolio (14 selected works)

The Green Man

Michael Bedard

Monsterology: Fabulous Lives of the Creepy, the Revolting, and the Undead

Arthur Slade

Monsterology: Fabulous Lives of the Creepy, the Revolting, and the Undead is the most fun anyone can have with some of the nastiest creatures ever imagined! Who can resist morsels like the fact that “Drakul” means “son of the dragon” in Romanian, that the first Golem may have been Enkidu, who appeared in the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh, and that Frankenstein’s Monster was first inspired by Mary ... read more

Monsterology: Fabulous Lives of the Creepy, the Revolting, and the Undead is the most fun anyone can have with some of the nastiest creatures ever imagined! Who can resist morsels like the fact that “Drakul” means “son of the dragon” in Romanian, that the first Golem may have been Enkidu, who appeared in the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh, and that Frankenstein’s Monster was first inspired by Mary ... read more

Villainology: Fabulous Lives of the Big, the Bad, and the Wicked

Arthur Slade

Villainology is a veritable who’s who of characters from the underworld. Be they fictitious or all-too-genuine baddies, they are bound together by their infamous deeds. Author Arthur Slade takes a lighthearted view, nonetheless, and provides personal stats, their likes and dislikes, their high-school memories and an amazing array of cool facts along with up close and personal “interviews.” Rea... read more

Villainology is a veritable who’s who of characters from the underworld. Be they fictitious or all-too-genuine baddies, they are bound together by their infamous deeds. Author Arthur Slade takes a lighthearted view, nonetheless, and provides personal stats, their likes and dislikes, their high-school memories and an amazing array of cool facts along with up close and personal “interviews.” Rea... read more

Red River Ransom

Eric Wilson

Amateur sleuth Tom Austen can’t believe his luck when his dad, an officeron the Winnipeg police force, is placed in charge of local security for JohnnyLombardo, Hollywood’s biggest child star. Not only does Tom get to meetthe 13-year-old actor, he also gets hired as the star’s stand-in on the set of KidGangster, Johnny’s movie that’s being shot in Winnipeg. But while Johnny’s agreat kid, it’s ... read more

Amateur sleuth Tom Austen can’t believe his luck when his dad, an officeron the Winnipeg police force, is placed in charge of local security for JohnnyLombardo, Hollywood’s biggest child star. Not only does Tom get to meetthe 13-year-old actor, he also gets hired as the star’s stand-in on the set of KidGangster, Johnny’s movie that’s being shot in Winnipeg. But while Johnny’s agreat kid, it’s ... read more

Close Shave, A (Barnabas Bigfoot Series)

Marty Chan

Barnabas Bigfoot, a young sasquatch, has embarrassingly small feet. When he reveals himself to humans, he must lure them away to save his tribe and mountain home. He gets tangled in even hairier situations in a city mall as he attempts to find his way back to the mountains.

Barnabas Bigfoot, a young sasquatch, has embarrassingly small feet. When he reveals himself to humans, he must lure them away to save his tribe and mountain home. He gets tangled in even hairier situations in a city mall as he attempts to find his way back to the mountains.

Barnabas Bigfoot: Bone Eater

Marty Chan

Book three in the Barnabas Bigfoot Series revolves around the Bone Eater, a legendary creature from Sasquatch mythology who suddenly shows herself to be completely real. Back in the tribe? home woods, Barnabas, Hannah, and Ruth must warn the scattered Sasquatch tribe about this monster, who has reappeared and poses a greater threat to them than a horde of hunting humans. Or does she?In "The Bo... read more

Book three in the Barnabas Bigfoot Series revolves around the Bone Eater, a legendary creature from Sasquatch mythology who suddenly shows herself to be completely real. Back in the tribe? home woods, Barnabas, Hannah, and Ruth must warn the scattered Sasquatch tribe about this monster, who has reappeared and poses a greater threat to them than a horde of hunting humans. Or does she?In "The Bo... read more

Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 1st Case

Shane Peacock

Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition and makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and their son, Sherlock, bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he belongs nowhere and has only his wits to help him make his way.But what wits th... read more

Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition and makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and their son, Sherlock, bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he belongs nowhere and has only his wits to help him make his way.But what wits th... read more

Death in the Air (The Boy Sherlock Holmes)

Shane Peacock

After the harrowing experience of losing his mother while solving a brutal murder in London’s East End, young Sherlock Holmes commits himself to fighting crime … and is soon involved in another case. While visiting his father at the magnificent Crystal Palace, Sherlock stops to watch a remarkable and dangerous trapeze performance high above, framed by the stunning glass ceiling of the legendar... read more

After the harrowing experience of losing his mother while solving a brutal murder in London’s East End, young Sherlock Holmes commits himself to fighting crime … and is soon involved in another case. While visiting his father at the magnificent Crystal Palace, Sherlock stops to watch a remarkable and dangerous trapeze performance high above, framed by the stunning glass ceiling of the legendar... read more

Vanishing Girl: THE BOY SHERLOCK HOLMES, HIS 3RD CASE

Shane Peacock

The third case in the compelling Boy Sherlock Holmes series is full of as many twists and turns as the backstreets of Victorian London. When a wealthy young girl vanishes as if by magic in Hyde Park, Sherlock is once again driven to prove himself. In a heart-stopping race against time, an innocent boy’s survival depends on Sherlock’s ability to solve the mysterious puzzle of the Vanishing Girl... read more

The third case in the compelling Boy Sherlock Holmes series is full of as many twists and turns as the backstreets of Victorian London. When a wealthy young girl vanishes as if by magic in Hyde Park, Sherlock is once again driven to prove himself. In a heart-stopping race against time, an innocent boy’s survival depends on Sherlock’s ability to solve the mysterious puzzle of the Vanishing Girl... read more

The Secret Fiend: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fourth Case

Shane Peacock

It is 1868, the week that Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister of the Empire. Sherlock's beautiful but poor admirer, Beatrice, the hatter's daughter, appears at the door late at night. She is terrified, claiming that she and her friend have just been attacked by the Spring Heeled Jack on Westminster Bridge and the fiend has made off with her friend. At first Sherlock thinks Beatrice simply... read more

It is 1868, the week that Benjamin Disraeli becomes Prime Minister of the Empire. Sherlock's beautiful but poor admirer, Beatrice, the hatter's daughter, appears at the door late at night. She is terrified, claiming that she and her friend have just been attacked by the Spring Heeled Jack on Westminster Bridge and the fiend has made off with her friend. At first Sherlock thinks Beatrice simply... read more

The Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes , His 5th Case

Shane Peacock

Sherlock Holmes and Irene Doyle are as riveted as the rest of the audience. They are celebrating Irene's sixteenth birthday at the Egyptian Hall as Alistair Hemsworth produces a real and very deadly dragon before their eyes. This single, fantastic illusion elevates the previously unheralded magician to star status, making him the talk of London. He even outshines the Wizard of Nottingham, his ... read more

Sherlock Holmes and Irene Doyle are as riveted as the rest of the audience. They are celebrating Irene's sixteenth birthday at the Egyptian Hall as Alistair Hemsworth produces a real and very deadly dragon before their eyes. This single, fantastic illusion elevates the previously unheralded magician to star status, making him the talk of London. He even outshines the Wizard of Nottingham, his ... read more

Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case

Shane Peacock

The surprising and shocking conclusion to the unique BOY SHERLOCK HOLMES series. Becoming Sherlock is the final book in Shane Peacock's award-winning Boy Sherlock Holmes series, combining brilliant storytelling with fascinating historical detail, and a mystery worthy of one of the greatest sleuths in English literature.

The surprising and shocking conclusion to the unique BOY SHERLOCK HOLMES series. Becoming Sherlock is the final book in Shane Peacock's award-winning Boy Sherlock Holmes series, combining brilliant storytelling with fascinating historical detail, and a mystery worthy of one of the greatest sleuths in English literature.

The Forbidden Phoenix

Marty Chan

Inspired by the Chinese opera, The Forbidden Phoenix’s lyricism brings us to a world where Chinese parables are woven with the painful history of the immigrant men who suffered greatly to build Canada’s railroad in the 1800s.

Inspired by the Chinese opera, The Forbidden Phoenix’s lyricism brings us to a world where Chinese parables are woven with the painful history of the immigrant men who suffered greatly to build Canada’s railroad in the 1800s.

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