Meet Spooky, a dead little boy continuing to grow up. He goes to school, likes taking pictures in cemeteries, and doesn’t breathe. Accidentally starting the zombie apocalypse is his biggest fear, but it’s not his biggest problem.
The Spooky Chronicles is a paranormal mystery horror book series about a child who comes back to life as a zombie but is still getting older. Having already overcome personal tragedy in his life, his unique condition makes him aware of (and draws him into) a secret, paranormal underworld he never asked to be a part of (but still thinks is pretty cool).
The cover for “The Terminal People” is a from a scene not actually in the book; it features a jumbo jet flying over a graveyard located near the airport. The cemetery is actually where Spooky’s mom is buried, but the point was to associate the creepiness of an empty cemetery with an empty airport terminal. This worked better than a concourse with tombstones in it, but I’d still like to render that one day.
This picture was taken inside the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, an actual location that inspired the creation and story taking place inside “haunted” Chesterfield Mansion in River City, Alabama, the feature location in The Spooky Chronicles book entitled “Forget Me Nots.” I love the texture on this wall. Each photo was rendered on “the trophy wall” individually before digitally fading them to create the effect.