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'Mort' By Terry Pratchett by MarcSimonetti 'Mort' By Terry Pratchett by MarcSimonetti
I'm really happy to show you my first cover art for Terry Pratchett "discworld" novel: "Mort".

This will be the next French cover art for this amazing book.

I hope you'll like it!
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DJAntoni Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Hey, I just bought this one, will probably read it after "Unseen Academics" (I know it's not the order in which they were written, but I think that's not critical... the first one I read was "The 5th Elephant" and that made me love his work, had I read "The colour of Magic" first it would have probably taken me longer to continue reading his books).  I like how the image seems "shot" with a fisheye lens :)
sophielegrand2013 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Quand la mort est en vacances tout déraille. J'avais beaucoup aimé ce livre et l'illustration présente rend bien la loufoquerie de ce dernier.
TheRainbowPenguins Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is the firs book i ever read of terry, and that was an amazing experience. i love mort so much.
Roytrommely261 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Old comment, but same here :)
Funny-Cherry-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Нарисовали бы еще, а то мне красть арт неоткуда. ^_^ Мрр
KatyCrash Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! Fantastic cover and representation of the book. =)
arcanisthedev Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Hi ! Is it possible to find posters of your Discworld illustrations (via the editor, maybe ?) ?
MarcSimonetti Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well there's the official calendar with my illustrations available on amazon there:


Some posters will be available soon on the Discworld emporium website...
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Death and those skull-like coconuts are marvellous :D.
Hamtja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely !
kit7en Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this is Ysabell in the back ...well,the chocolates had gone on the right places ;) Love it !
gizmoartist Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Martisz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Great work. I wish you had done also polish covers for Terry Pratchett's book
Joe-Roots Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Colors here are the first thing that strike me. The composition with the blade is exceptional. This face is extremely convincing.
zJoriz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Quirky, but full of bright colours and great characters... and a load of symbolism and pro artwork there. I love it.
vmackay Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man... I'm... I dunno!
Really, to walk the shoes of the mythical Josh Kirby's covers for the Discworld collection must be some hell of a job and an absolute thrill!
But still you art work is amazing and totally to part with the originals!
perilousrealms Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Oh my god you draw cover art for discworld novels??? That is incredible... I love the paul kidby illustrations. You are in very incredible company and this is an excellent art piece.
sylvainulg Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
sounds like I'm gonna print it and cover my old cover ^_^
RedDoktor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
This is fantastic! Your style matches how I would imagine Discworld to be :D
Deblu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
i loved playing find the skulls in this picture...but i dont think ysabel was THAT fat. o.O
nanamatsuba Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
your drawing are all very happy ~~~~
Darklili7 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I've read the book and your cover is just amazing, that's it, you really did hold the atmosphere!
Lucifelle Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Great pic for a great book, although I think Mort's limbs could use a bit more knees. :D
NunsNBagels Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love it! Especially the skulls that are slipped in everywhere! The fly that Death is using looks just as awful as I thought, and the kitten in Mort's pocket is sweet. I have to say my favorite bit is Death in his touristy outfit. This is awesome.
Some-Wench Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the coconuts! and the little ghost popping out of mort's pocket, seeing your cover's i think i've got alot of re-reading to do <3
Lord-Gwydyon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of your work has always reminded me of Paul Kidby and now I know that it is not a coincidence. I love your work by the way.
Runya-EithelNar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Soul kitty and vacation DEATH are cute :giggle: This woman in back is DEATH's daughter? Because I can't recognise her^^;
loglog5 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Is that a kitten in morts pocket? Just finished reading it the other day, this is PERFECT! I didn't know Ysabell was that fat.....
AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010   General Artist
I love this one, I'm listening to the audiobook read by Nigel Planer and this illustration is perfect for the story. DEATH in holiday mode lolol.
HappyNane Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
my favourite story of all of them :)
kendall95 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the way you did death!!!!
At last someone with a sense of humor.
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable and awesome :D
flinx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
NO WAYS! you're doing a Pratchett Cover! Well done:)
MarcSimonetti Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
Phoenix-from-Flames Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This . . . is . . . epic ! :clap:;
I love the "holiday-death" and all the "hidden" skulls in the picture (thumbs up for skull-coconuts !).
"Mort" was one of the first discworld novels I read and one of my absolute favourites

Keep it up !
Derfblue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work you did there:)
17tN Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Szczerbatybober Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
The moment I saw artwork I thought "Mort!", and darn, I looked at the title and it seems I was right ;)
You sure did a great job here :)
1205 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
great!! one of my favourite books. Kick ass job!!
CarolineLaplante Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations! Very well done!
Gothic-Nyu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This cover would definetly be a good reason for buying the french version - but i guess my french is too bad and I'd only but it for the nice cover:D
odeusum Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
miss-azalis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
trop bien !!! En plus j'ai adoré ce tome là. Je suis ravie que tu fasses les nouvelles couvertures, parce que si les anciennes sont marrantes, j'ai jamais accroché au style, alors que je suis fan du tien.

Tu en feras d'autres donc ?
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Nice work!
starkmad Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Awesome!!! And a cover art for Terry Pratchett!?!?!??! XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!
Tikury Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice one:D
Legibbon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What!!!? That's my favorite author! Man you're so lucky!!!!!! :omg:
MarcSimonetti Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks all for your kind zupport!

For those who might be interested the making of ( a part of it) can be seen here:

AnubisHC Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Ah, this is fantastic! a perfect depiction of Pratchett's words. I'm so glad I stumbled across this. :)
sab-m Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
super taff, comme d'hab, mais encore mieux à chaque fois :)
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