Alan M. Clark

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Alan M. Clark
Born Alan Marshall Clark
(1957-05-10) May 10, 1957 (age 57)
Occupation artist, illustrator, writer
Nationality American
Period 1985–present
Genres Horror fiction, Fantasy


Alan Marshall Clark is an author and an artist who is best known as the illustrator and book cover painter of many pieces of horror fiction. He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel for his 2005 book Siren Promised (co-written by Jeremy Robert Johnson).

He has won the World Fantasy Award for his illustrations ("Best Artist 1994"),[1] and he has won many Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists' Chesley Awards. His book The Paint in My Blood was nominated for the "Best Art Book" for the 2005 Locus Awards. It was also nominated for the 2005 International Horror Guild Award for their "Non-fiction" category. His artwork has been featured on many signed limited editions from Cemetery Dance Publications, Lonely Road Books, Subterranean Press, Earthling Publications, and many other publishers of hardcovers as well as illustrations on the covers and interiors of textbooks, children's books, paperbacks, magazines and CDs.

He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1979. He owns the publishing company, IFD Publishing (started in 1999). He currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Melody.

Mr. Clark is listed in the newest edition of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary edited by Robert Weinberg, Jane Frank (McFarland & Company, 2009).

Select bibliography of Alan M. Clark[edit]

Essays and articles[edit]

  • "Subterranean City" from Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes edited by Rob Alexander (Quarto Books, 2006).
  • "Pixelated or Pixilated" from Paint or Pixel: The Digital Divide in Illustration Art edited by Jane Frank (Nonestop Press, 2007).


He has illustrated book covers and inner illustrations for the following authors and many more:


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