I design book covers, along with associated publicity material, including work for respected independent genre imprints such as ChiZine, Undertow Publications and Unsung Stories. As well as working as a designer, I'm a reader and also (secretly) a writer. I understand how important it is for a book's cover to respect, connect to and -- if possible -- distill, its contents.
I work with Undertow Publication's Michael Kelly, to source artwork and produce original wrap-around cover designs. Starting with Shadows And Tall Trees 7, we've recently started producing special edition hardback editions with variant covers.
Artists featured in the gallery below include: Alex Andreev, Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor, Yaroslav Gerzhedovich, Marcela Bolivar, Beatriz Martin Vidal, Tran Nguyen, Tomasz Alen Kopera and Santiago Caruso. More details, including links to the respective artist's portfolio's can be found on my website (barquing.com).
I work with clients to design and produce cover concepts, either from scratch or working with licensed artwork.
Clients include: Undertow Publications, ChiZine Publications, Pearson Education, Elsevier Science, Oxford University Press, Inspired Quill, TTA Press.
*** Finalist for the World Fantasy Award ****** Finalist for the British Fantasy Award ***The stunning debut collection of supernatural and ghost stories from V.H. Leslie. An assured and masterful collection of lush and evocative tales that will send frissons through you. "An absorbing and gorgeously unsettling collection." -- Alison Moore, Author of 'The Lighthouse,' (Short-Listed for the Man... read more
"With them, there are no happy endings."In the remote city of Lushan, they know that the Fey are not fireside tales but a dangerous reality.Generations ago, the last remnants of a dying empire bargained with the Faerie Queen for a place of safety in the mountains and each year the ruler of Lushan must travel to the high plateau to pay the city’s tribute. When an unexpected misfortune means tha... read more
Yves’ first English-language story collection, including reprints and some original fiction—literary fantasy and SF. He has been published widely in genre magazines in both languages. With an introduction from Jo Walton.
"Shadows and Tall Trees is a smart, soulful, illuminating investigation of the many forms and tactics available to those writers involved in one of our moment's most interesting and necessary projects, that of opening up horror literature to every sort of formal interrogation. It is a beautiful and courageous series." - Peter StraubThe acclaimed literary anthology Shadows & Tall Trees has feat... read more
Showcasing the finest weird fiction from 2015, volume 3 of the Year's Best Weird Fiction is our biggest and most ambitious volume to date. Acclaimed editors Simon Strantzas and Michael Kelly bring their keen editorial sensibilities to the third volume of the Year's Best Weird Fiction. The best weird stories of 2015 features work from Robert Aickman, Matthew M. Bartlett, Sadie Bruce, Nadia Bulk... read more
He never intended to be a jailer … After years of travelling, responsible to no-one but himself, Steve has resolved to settle down. He gets a job, buys a house and persuades Liesel to move in with him. Life’s perfect, until Liesel delivers her ultimatum: if he won’t agree to start a family, she’ll have to leave. He can’t bear to lose her, but how can he face the prospect of fatherhood when he ... read more
*** Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award *** Edited by Simon Strantzas, "Aickman's Heirs" is an anthology of strange, weird tales by modern visionaries of weird fiction, in the milieu of Robert Aickman, the master of strange and ambiguous stories. Editor and author Strantzas, an important figure in Weird fiction, has been hailed as the heir to Aickman's oeuvre, and is ideally suited to edit ... read more
Malcolm Devlin's You Will Grow Into Them is a collection of immaculately written tales that deftly mix darkness with a playful imagination. The results are stories that are as entertaining and humane as they are deeply unsettling. We need more stories in the world like these. Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts Devlin's collection, like Andrew Michael Hurley's The Loney before it, i... read more
The enthralling new short story collection from acclaimed writer Mike O'Driscoll, featuring the powerful and moving original novellas 'The Dream Operator,' and 'Beasts of Season.' Unflinching, uncompromising, and unforgettable. Featuring a heady mix of horror, crime, noir, fantasy, and the supernatural, O'Dricoll draws you in and doesn't let go.The Dream Operator Beasts of Season Lost Highway ... read more
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I have designed and illustrated covers for Ruby Wax, Mick Herron, Sabine Durrant, Dorthe Nors, Sophie Hannah, Juno Dawson and Mary Stewart.
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