We are all Seaborn.
All life began in the Ocean.
The tides, the salt, the rolling waves
are in our souls,
and the sea will always have
the power to call us home.
Featured Books, Comics, and Short Stories by Chris Howard
Official home of Chris Howard, author of Seaborn, Salvage, Nanowhere, Teller, and a bunch of other books, stories, and essays—published through Juno Books, Masque Books, Prime Books, Penguin/Random House, and others. I'm mainly a writer, but I also run a studio called Lykeion where I illustrate books and comics, paint cover art for books, working with individual authors and publishing houses. See my about page for more.
I work in digital, watercolors, ink, charcoals, and other traditional media. Click the PORTFOLIO or the EXAMPLES links to see more examples of my covers, illustrations, and other work. Click the COMMISSIONS link here or at the bottom of the page for commissioned book cover art information.
Discworld character studies
Click the PORTFOLIO or the EXAMPLES links to see more examples of my covers, illustrations, and other work. Click the COMMISSIONS link here or at the bottom of the page for commissioned book cover art information.
Just a creative human with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books, 2008), Salvage (Masque/Prime Books, 2013), Nanowhere (Lykeion, 2005), and a shelf-full
of other books. My short stories and essays have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine and “How to Build Worlds Without Becoming the Minister for Tourism” in Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror (Penguin Random House, 2014). My story “The Mermaid Game” appeared in the Paula Guran edited anthology Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep (Prime, 2015), and “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic Saltwater Witch and Salvage. My art has
appeared on dozens of book covers, in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages of books, blogs, and other interesting places.
Background: I wanted to be a marine biologist at ten years old, but went into software engineering instead. I've always had—and continue to have—a fascination with biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. The marine biologist in me keeps a lagoon reef aquarium with mangroves and a dozen species of coral, and the astronomer in me looks at the night sky and takes long exposure pictures.