Ghost Story Illustration for North American Review
Posted 8 months ago and submitted by Matt Manley | Share link: http://illo.cc/80675

This illustration accompanied a short fiction piece in the recently published Winter 2019 edition of North American Review. The story, Buyers are Liars, is about a used car salesman visited by his mother’s ghost as his life unravels. It’s unclear whether the ghost is “real” or psychological, and I wanted to focus on these ambiguous aspects of the story, as opposed to the strictly paranormal. The story ends with his mother urging him to burn the car dealership down. I’ve worked with NAR several times and appreciate the creative control they give their artists. This gave me the opportunity to experiment with my recent stylistic explorations, taking the illustration in a more hard-edged and graphic direction.



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Currently based in Marshall, Michigan, I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator for over twenty years. My illustration is primarily figurative and symbolic with surrealist le… Show more.

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