African Monsters: an anthology of creatures from African folklore
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I contributed two chapter illustrations for a new anthology about African monsters, appropriately titled “African Monsters,” to be published by Fox Spirit Press. The first story is about a mining encampment in Johannesburg that is terrorized by were-dogs. The second is about an evil spirit residing in the sunken lakes of Zambia. When your shadow falls on the surface of the lake, Ichitapa comes to steal it away from you.

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Eugene Smith
Chicago, USA
Tel: 1 773 647 5851

I am an artist and illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois. I live with my wonderful wife and our two children, as well as two grumpy cats. I graduated from the Academy of Art … Show more.

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Quirk Books, The Village Voice, Llewellyn WorldWide Publishing, Poets & Writers Magazine, Fox Spirit Press, The New Republic, Chronicle Books, Seattle Magazine, Institutional Inves…
"Eugene Smith is one of my very favorite illustrators, and I've worked with a ton. He has illustrated 8 or 9 books for my company (including several award winners & at least one New York Times bestseller). His illustrations are always packed with imaginative and rewarding details. He brings a million creative ideas to every assignment. He makes terrific use of light and shadow. He never cuts corners. And he has never, ever missed a deadline. We just hired him for a new project and I can't wait to hire him again."
— Jason Rekulak, Publisher at Quirk Books