The deliciously dark art and prose of Brom returns to FaerieCon West!
“…telling stories is what I do, with pictures or words. But I really enjoy engaging both. I usually have some sort of tale in mind with any character I paint. As a create them, I am also creating their backstory. I think it gives them more depth and it seems people pick up on that. That’s why I turned my hand to illustrated novels. I wanted to bring these characters to life, hear what they have to say and see what they would do.”
Born in the deep dark south in the mid-sixties. Brom, an army brat, spent his entire youth on the move and unabashedly blames living in such places as Japan, Hawaii, Germany, and Alabama for all his afflictions. From his earliest memories Brom has been obsessed with the creation of the weird, the monstrous, and the beautiful.
At age twenty, Brom began working full-time as a commercial illustrator in Atlanta, Georgia. Three years later he entered the field of fantastic art he’d loved his whole life, making his mark developing and illustrating for TSR’s best selling role-playing worlds. He has since gone on to lend his distinctive vision to all facets of the creative industries, from novels and games, to comics and film.
Most recently Brom’s created a series of award winning horror novels that he both writes and illustrates: “The Plucker”, an adult children’s book, “The Devil’s Rose”, a modern western set in Hell, “The Child Thief”, a gritty, nightmarish retelling of the Peter Pan myth, and his latest concoction, “Krampus, the Yule Lord”, a tale of revenge between Krampus and Santa set in rural West Virginia.
Brom is currently kept in a dank cellar somewhere in the drizzly Northwest. There he subsists on poison spiders, centipedes, and bad kung-fu flicks. When not eating bugs, he is ever writing, painting, and trying to reach a happy sing-a-long with the many demons dancing about in his head.