For two years I have been helping out with the Haven Fund which was established for creative people in crisis by Stephen King. I sincerely hope I never need to access this fund for myself or for my wife who is an artist and author. But it is a comfort to know that resources have been made available for easing a crisis situation for people who are self employed in the creative field. It was very thoughtful of Stephen King to initiate such a personal disaster fund.
I have added drawings to first edition copies of both “Desperation”, which I had illustrated for Donald M. Grant Publishing, and first editions of “Duma Key” for two years. Although, I did not illustrate “Duma Key” in mass market, I was commissioned to paint a scene in the limited edition large format book from Centipede Press titled,” Knowing Darkness / Artists Inspired by Stephen King”. The two attached drawings were remarques I drew in the King first edition books that were auctioned on ebay for the Haven fund this year. Each bringing in more than $400.00 towards the fund. Prints of the color art I did for the two King books I illustrated are available in my webs store: http://www.paravia.com/catalog/ and to see the watercolor remarques images created for a special edition of “Desperation”, visit:http://www.paravia.com/DonMaitz/website/MythLegend/SpecialFeatures/DesperationRemarques.html
Duma Key pencil remarque
Desperation pencil remarque