Prologue :
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satirical promotional art for Book 1 of the plate of the gods trilogy

Mihrett is a world of magic, science & belief. It is home to mythical creatures, ancient races and Gods of legend. A terrible cataclysm has befallen Mihrett and all that remains is the ruins of its once great civilization. It has been generations since the fall and those left are succumbing to madness and stupidity. What secrets to the past does Mihrett still hold? What truths lay dormant and can the races of Mihrett be saved from themselves? When an ancient evil returns is there any hope of salvation for this broken world and its people? Some legends have humble beginnings and on an isolated plateau a boy named Tomar led a simple life hungry for answers to the questions of his world. Unaffected by the same madness of his people, an extraordinary set of circumstances set him on a remarkable journey. The path of his quest will take him to amazing places, forge unlikely alliances and endure the absurdity of a world gone mad. Tomars destiny will be written in the pages of history. There will be wonder & tragedy, pain & redemption before the final words of his story are told. The thrilling adventure begins here in Plate of the Gods, Book One.

Parte the firste : Plate of the Gods book one by M.W. Bodewes
   Gallery  | Grimoire | Publication | Octavo || 10/02/17

Plate of the gods book 1 front cover artwork

Toma's adventures as chronicled in the Plate of the Gods Trilogy

Dust jacket/wraparound artwork depicting a leatherbound rose gold embossed edition of book one of the Plate of the Gods Trilogy
Plate of the Gods Book one: Wraparound cover design/ dust jacket artwork.

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Artwork Details :
     Artists Description and general comments.

Business cards replicating MW Bodewes Plate of the Gods - contact details on the back

Mark Bodewes: writer - Artist - Larrikin
Client :
M.W. Bodewes
Brief : The Author already had some strong concepts designs and preliminary vector art which really made creating the finished art for this e-novel and its sequel a piece of cake and fun to boot.

Medium : Digital illustration : wraparound cover art for Book one of the Plate od the Gods trilogy created in Adobe Photoshop 2017 a.d. Artwork is to be displayed in promotional flyers, business cards, on the M.W.Bodewes and Amazon/Goodread websites as well as the Plate of the Gods facebook page..
About the Client :
Mark Bodewes is middle-aged, half Australian and half Dutch but possessing of the combined awesomeness of both countries. Mark invented the term ‘Under-Nederlander’ to describe this union of nationalities…but mostly because he thinks it would make a cool name for a Bond villain.

Mark has chosen to reside on the Gold Coast of Australia with his wife & children. They are more or less ok with this arrangement. Without credible paternity tests his children can deny their parentage and still lead fulfilling lives. They refer to him as ‘uncle’ and tell everyone they are Maltese.

Mark is currently afflicted by Lyme disease which is pretty awful and makes him a pain in the ass to be around. He battles the poor health with grit & determination, channelling his formidable imagination into carefully crafted stories. His writing genius will not be denied, and he’s working on the mood swings. As a result he spends most of his time locked away muttering to himself whilst working on his next masterpiece.

In addition to supreme writing talent Mark fronts a hard-rock band that gets noise complaints from other musicians at the rehearsal studio. They come to complain but are then mesmerized by the intensity. Mark is also an adept artist but refuses to draw anything other than unicorns with chainsaws. He says he has his reasons.

Mark also loves to do many different character voice impersonations and has perfected the worlds greatest Chilli Con Carne recipe. Healthy & delicious…the chilli, not the voices….they’re often racially insensitive AND crassly inappropriate. Mark will say just about anything for a laugh. The Chilli recipe is seriously good though. He’ll share it with you if you ask nicely....

Soundtrack (music to draw to) :

© Anthony Marriott
" I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert... near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away." --- Percy Shelley
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