Robert Garcia

Robert Garcia - Designer

Woodstock, Illinois, United States

Book designer, print production manager, art director specializing in SF-fantasy-horror with a love for genre Film and Television history.

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Overview

I have designed almost 200 hundred books, magazines, portfolios, chapbooks, and catalogs with clients including Avon Books, ERB, Inc., ERB Books, DreamHaven Books, ISFiC Press, the World Fantasy Convention, Fedogan & Bremer, Kitbuilders Magazine and more . I have acted as art director for ISFiC Press, THE DIALOGUE PROJECT print series that brings together modern comic artists with classic poetry. I've designed all the advertising and promotional material for Reel Art Collectibles. I specialize in Print Production, though I can provide e-book creation services as well.

I've packaged books for publishers and conventions. For DreamHaven Books I put together the 1st US edition of Vargo Statten's CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON novelization (licensed by Universal Studios), MadCon convention's HARLEQUIN souvenir book, and 2016 World Fantasy Convention's FLIGHTS OF FANTASY.

I'm the publisher/editor/designer for American Fantasy Press which released THE COLLECTORS" BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY and WEINBERG TALES, both appearing on LOCUS's year-end Recommended Reading lists.

Specialties: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics in art, film and fiction.

Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction
Thriller
Non-Fiction
Comics (non fiction)
Entertainment

Awards

  • World Fantasy Award

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
January, 1993 – Present (over 25 years)

Provided design work for Avon Books, ERB, Inc., ERB Books, DreamHaven Books, ISFiC Press, the World Fantasy Convention, Subterranean Press, Fedogan & Bremer, Kitbuilders Magazine, Jada Press, WSFA, SciFi, Inc, Fallow Books, and more .

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005

Howard Waldrop

The only problem with THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME is that it's not nearly long enough. Sure, sure, it's chock full of great stories by the best short fiction writer of his generation, modern classics like "The Ugly Chickens" and "Flying Saucer Rock n Roll" and "Heart of Whitenesse" and many more... but there are two or three times as many terrific Waldrop stories, equally good and sometimes ... read more

The only problem with THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME is that it's not nearly long enough. Sure, sure, it's chock full of great stories by the best short fiction writer of his generation, modern classics like "The Ugly Chickens" and "Flying Saucer Rock n Roll" and "Heart of Whitenesse" and many more... but there are two or three times as many terrific Waldrop stories, equally good and sometimes ... read more

Other Worlds, Better Lives

Howard Waldrop

Collects 7 longer pieces by this aclaimed writer.

Collects 7 longer pieces by this aclaimed writer.

Win Some, Lose Some: The Hugo Award Winning (and Nominated) Short Science Fiction and Fantasy of Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick

Between 1989 and 2012, a span of 23 years, the members of the World Science Fiction Society have seen fit to honor Mike Resnick with 36 Hugo nominations, 30 for his fiction, more than any other science fiction author. The 30 nominated short stories, including the five winning tales, are included in this volume. As you read through these stories, you ll find Theodore Roosevelt attempting to bri... read more

Between 1989 and 2012, a span of 23 years, the members of the World Science Fiction Society have seen fit to honor Mike Resnick with 36 Hugo nominations, 30 for his fiction, more than any other science fiction author. The 30 nominated short stories, including the five winning tales, are included in this volume. As you read through these stories, you ll find Theodore Roosevelt attempting to bri... read more

Aurora in Four Voices (Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago Press)

Catherine Asaro

Catherine Asaro's first collection contains five short stories, including the Nebula Award-winning "Spacetime Pool" and an essay on Asaro's use of mathematics in writing her fiction.

Catherine Asaro's first collection contains five short stories, including the Nebula Award-winning "Spacetime Pool" and an essay on Asaro's use of mathematics in writing her fiction.

Untamed Pellucidar (The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series) (Volume 7)

Lee Strong

Northern Russia 1924: The Red Army is eliminating those who resist the fledg­ling Soviet government. At The Battle of the Plutonian Plain, the White Russian forces, do not fall, instead retreating into the dangers of Pellucidar. Mikhail Kirillivitch Kirov, a young conscript caught up in this mad scheme, is fascinated by this new world. He finds Pellucidar's Stone Age landscape and inhabitants ... read more

Northern Russia 1924: The Red Army is eliminating those who resist the fledg­ling Soviet government. At The Battle of the Plutonian Plain, the White Russian forces, do not fall, instead retreating into the dangers of Pellucidar. Mikhail Kirillivitch Kirov, a young conscript caught up in this mad scheme, is fascinated by this new world. He finds Pellucidar's Stone Age landscape and inhabitants ... read more

Pavane

Keith Roberts

A classic of alternate history, this novel is set in a twentieth century where the Roman Catholic Church controls the western world, and has done so so Queen Elizabeth was assassinated in 1588.

A classic of alternate history, this novel is set in a twentieth century where the Roman Catholic Church controls the western world, and has done so so Queen Elizabeth was assassinated in 1588.

Weirder Shadows over Innsmouth

The culmination of Steve Jones' three-anthology set of stories based on H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"-- From HPL himself to a cadre of modern masters, these are great horror stories. Dustjacket by Les Edwards; illustrated by Randy Broecker. 350 pages; hardcover. CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION: WEIRDER SHADOWS . . . Stephen Jones THE PORT H.P. Lovecraft INNSMOUTH BANE John Glasby R... read more

The culmination of Steve Jones' three-anthology set of stories based on H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"-- From HPL himself to a cadre of modern masters, these are great horror stories. Dustjacket by Les Edwards; illustrated by Randy Broecker. 350 pages; hardcover. CONTENTS: INTRODUCTION: WEIRDER SHADOWS . . . Stephen Jones THE PORT H.P. Lovecraft INNSMOUTH BANE John Glasby R... read more

A Mirror for Observers

Edgar Pangborn

This is the very attractive Old Earth Books re-issue (2004). Originally published in 1954, Pangborn's novel won the International Fantasy Award in 1955.

This is the very attractive Old Earth Books re-issue (2004). Originally published in 1954, Pangborn's novel won the International Fantasy Award in 1955.

UNREPENTANT - A Celebration of the Writings of Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison

Convention Exclusive Edition cloth bound hardcover (5.5" x 8.5") with dustjacket from Madcon 2010 (Harlan's Last convention appearance according to him) - Includes: 'Repent Harlequin,' Said the Ticktockman," by Harlan Ellison with illustrations by Lisa Snellings. "Some Frightening Films of the Forties" by Harlan Ellison (a reprint nonfiction piece from GRAVEN IMAGES, never republished before).... read more

Convention Exclusive Edition cloth bound hardcover (5.5" x 8.5") with dustjacket from Madcon 2010 (Harlan's Last convention appearance according to him) - Includes: 'Repent Harlequin,' Said the Ticktockman," by Harlan Ellison with illustrations by Lisa Snellings. "Some Frightening Films of the Forties" by Harlan Ellison (a reprint nonfiction piece from GRAVEN IMAGES, never republished before).... read more

The Last Pin

Howard Wandrei

Cover art by Gary Gianni.

Cover art by Gary Gianni.

The Sacred Vineyard

Cathie MacDonald

“You’ve lost your soul, Francesca. You married a man who put you in debt, cheated on you, and has consorted with people he shouldn’t have. Your relationship with your son is strained. In life, family is the most important thing.”Francesca Morelli’s carefully orchestrated life falls apart. Due to her husband’s death, she is forced to sell the family vineyard to pay the mounting bills, back taxe... read more

“You’ve lost your soul, Francesca. You married a man who put you in debt, cheated on you, and has consorted with people he shouldn’t have. Your relationship with your son is strained. In life, family is the most important thing.”Francesca Morelli’s carefully orchestrated life falls apart. Due to her husband’s death, she is forced to sell the family vineyard to pay the mounting bills, back taxe... read more

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