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The Lord of Pern - Book
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Published: January 24, 2014
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"To Todd Mc Caffrey, the Lord of Pern."
This book was a commission by Michael K., the chairman of Rustycon as a gift to their Guest of Honour, Todd Mc Caffrey, who is the author of "Dragonheart" and "Dragonriders of Pern".

Since it was a surprise, I had to wait until it got handed to Mr. Caffrey. Apparently the surprise was a big success! =)

The book is my biggest book-project I have done so far. It's a book completely made from scratch and has hand bound and hand dyed A3 sheets to give it a worn and ancient look, book corners, a full leather cover, a hand-painted glass eye surrounded by modelled Sculpey.
It was truly one exciting project for me and I can't wait to work on the next.

Which one shall it be?
Gryphon or Phoenix?

For more leatherbooks, WIPs and photos, check out my Facebook page! ~>

Thank you so much for looking <3

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Faerie121's avatar
Faerie121|Hobbyist General Artist
Cool first page thingy dragon drawing thingy!!!!!  So much thingys!!!!
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Lionman200|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need a tutorial for this!
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Sulomund|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved those books... ;-;
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tseon|Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of Smaug! Beautiful!
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kittoditto|Student Filmographer
Talk about absolutely amazing. I've never seen anything like this! Wonderful job! Just stunning!
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my-name-goes-here's avatar
Anne Caffrey wrote Dragon Riders of Pern. Todd finished a lot of what Anne started after she died. I was glad to see this.…
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8ighteyed|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've spoken to Todd a few times when he has visited AggieCon... what a wonderful man. And a fantastic gift! My mother was a bookbinder, she would have loved it as well.
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True, Todd did not write the Dragon Riders of Pern books, however Todd is working and having his mother's entire works republished in electronic form and hard and soft back form again. The project is a daunting one. My commissioned gift to him was to continue to inspire him to write and continue his work on republishing the Pern series so that future generations can enjoy the stories we have come to love.

Todd has informed me that whereas the Lord of Pern book is truly an amazing work of art, he will not be basing the book in Pern. He told me that the book will be central to a new story he envisioned while at RustyCon. Now whether this will be a short story or a series that deals with this book, we will have to wait and see.

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SableFezzano's avatar
The book is a stunning gift. I do feel compelled to point out that Todd did not, however, write The Dragonriders of Pern, which were published in the 60-80's by his mother,  Anne McCaffrey.
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Ignus108's avatar
To have one of your own projects be a gift to a famous author... take pride in what you've done, for you have achieved what very few could hope to accomplish.
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trentonh|Hobbyist General Artist
Your so talented! You deserve it.
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Vonvoi's avatar
Oh my heart just got stolen..Heart 
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Ridira|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is just amazing. I love the aged look of pages. With another book you are better and better.
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Farael-Hikari's avatar
Oh my... Anne McCaffrey's books' impact still ripples on my life to this day.
All kinds of feelings come from seeing you, with the place your art has in my heart now, honoring such a piece of my past that way. :heart:
Also, phoenix. Definitely. Should be more challenging, but worth it!
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Loxome|Student General Artist
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Black--Moth|Student Traditional Artist
The commission is as amazing as the execution. What an opportunity, and how well-handled!
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Celska|Hobbyist General Artist
C'est magnifique ! Comment avez-vous réalisé cette merveille ? **
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I want one too! :la:
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Montalto69|Professional General Artist
Wow! I love this work of art.
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