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Christopher Carrion

By CliveBarker
Abarat, Christopher Carrion
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moonlight-fox's avatar
I read abarat a few years ago!
It was definitely nicely illustrated and I loved the story!
smeagol92055's avatar
I had no idea that you had a Deviatnart! I rabidly devoured the Abarat series in my mid-twenties and then moved on to your earlier works.
You are, without a doubt, one of the true masters of horror and the macabre.
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Rythmear's avatar
Fun fact; a friend once asked me a question one blustery, moonless night as we strolled through the back-streets of my home town.

"Who was the first villain you can recall from a book who made your skin crawl?"

I'm looking at him right now.
kirstentheartist's avatar
I love the vibe of this
WolfieTheFox's avatar
I've had so much inspiration from your books and especially this dark character. Your style is so captivating and beautifully imaginative. Brilliant job as always :)
Kbreezee's avatar
This is my favorite bad guy. I actually like him more than any other character!
Scarlatta93's avatar
My love. I adore Carrion.
DavidKessler1's avatar
I just finished reading Abarat Book 1. It is so like you to create worlds that are so far out of the realm of other people's imagination. I sure hope you do not have nightmares of this variety, unless of course you enjoy them!!!
but the funny thing...the funny thing about darkness is that the more you're in it, the nicer it gets, and the more you feel like you gotta have it, because, because when ugly becomes beautiful, well then beautiful becomes ugly and then you've got to carry your own lovely darkness with you, otherwise you might well drown, now that the nice warm darkness has shown you just how grotesque the world really is. Is it a lie? Is it? I don't know, but he seems to like his nightmares, and anyway the darkness has ways of keeping its own.
PaperArtillery's avatar
God, I loved this book...wish someone hadn't stolen it all those years ago, and I'm having trouble finding the second one locally. Maybe it's time to give in and use the Internet...
RavenRyy's avatar
As evil and cruel as he is, I really feel a great deal of pity for the Dark Prince. His granny is a right nasty bit of work, but Christopher strikes me as being very sad and lonely, with his own evil actions being motivated by pain, grief and rage.

I do despise Mater Motley as well as I see nothing but pure evil in her.

Mr Barker, if you see this comment, please know that I utterly love your work, and would gleefully offer my most of my internal organs and limbs for a smidgen of your skill and talent!
brettgray's avatar
This is one of my all-time favorites, Clive. I'm an artist who works primarily in charcoal; I had a booth at this year's Scarefest in Lexington, KY. and wanted you to sign the page in my copy of your book "Visions of Heaven and Hell" where Mr. Carrion appears. You were missed greatly by all of us---please get well very soon! Your work is an inspiration to me.
GhostShow's avatar
That distant look in his eyes.. he honestly looks like the kind of guy who could strike you down with a glare alone.
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Tomolan's avatar
I love your paintings as much as I love your writing,
Great gallery of work Mr. Barker.
Cosmic-Cherry-Tree's avatar
This painting is awesome. I admired your talent as soon as I saw this in your book. Not only is this great artistically/technically but you've also captured a menacing and disturbing essence too. :clap:
ChocaholicX-Ray's avatar
For some absurd reason I can't help but think he's charming and beautiful in a sense.....
sleepyowlet's avatar
All your paintings are wonderful, but this is one of my favourites. Not just because Carrion is my favourite character (I'm a sick puppy, I know :XD:), but because It's so well done. He's one creepy dude, but the painting also shows his sadness.

I've read a lot of fantasy books along the years, and sooner or later they became same-old, same-old. Orcs, elves, heros, save the princess/world. Ugh. You, on the other hand managed to create something new, something fresh and vibrantly alive with your Abarat series (the only one I can think of who did that too is Walter Moers with his Zamonia books). A world that is so full of unexpected, wonderfully crazy things. Thank you for that.
JeffreyChaseFriedman's avatar
I never read the Abarat books, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Great work, Clive.
artist3121's avatar
The eyes... my God, the eyes...
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