Meeting the Drex-man
Every now and then something happens to remind me just how lucky I am to do what I do for a living, and to live in New York City. A few weeks ago, I had one of those moments.
On Thursday, April 2, I stopped in to the Pocket Books office to chat with my editor, Margaret Clark. Fortuitously, when I arrived at her office, there was another visitor already there: Doug Drexler, the acclaimed and Emmy-winning CGI artist.
Many of you probably know Doug from his work on such series as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise; or, more recently, on Battlestar Galactica and Caprica.
Less well known is the fact that Doug is the artist who brings to life the amazing cover images for the Star Trek Vanguard novels. In the photo above, if you squint hard enough to give yourself eyestrain, you can almost see some details of the cover-art-in-progress for my recently completed novel, Star Trek Vanguard: Precipice.
It’s still being tweaked, but I assure you: when it’s done, it’s going to be very cool.