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It’s official!
Posted by: Dale Franks on Monday, June 05, 2006

As of this afternoon, the contract with David Weber's people is signed, and the original artwork I created for The Honorverse portion of my web site, will become part of the official canon for the Honor Harrington Science Fiction book series by David Weber. Since I got paid for it, I guess that makes me a professional artist.

I can't believe it. My artwork is now the official, canonical imagery for The Honorverse (Although I'm sure DW will have some alterations)! Now that I look back on it, I'm glad that my imagery was...uh...mistakenly put on the cover of Ashes of Victory. In my correspondence with David Weber, I've always referred to that as The Unfortunate Incident. I think that, henceforth, that shall be known as The Fortuitous Incident.

UPDATE (6 Jun 06): Or, maybe it wasn't so fortuitous after all. A problem has come up in relation to that incident, so Ad Astra cannot countersign the contract. I don't fully understand the problem, although it appears, from what I know, to be based on a misunderstanding. Until it is resolved, however, the project is on hold.
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Congrats Dale. I love his books so that makes it doubly impressive for me. Just finished his Empire of the Ashes trilogy.
Written By: capt joe
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Congrats Dale ... well deserved. And like Joe, his books are something special and have provided hours of enjoyment so it means even more.
Written By: McQ
congrats, as an unpublished author, I understand what a breakthrough this can be.
Written By: kyle N
Just finished his Empire of the Ashes trilogy.
Uh, it’s "Empire From the Ashes". If you were were a real fan, you’d know that.

Written By: Dale Franks
Dale, congratulations! I love the Honorverse books, although I must admit I skim when things get really technical. Nevertheless, it’s a fantastic series, and I’m so glad to be acquainted (well, sorta, LOL) with someone who is so involved.

So, when is David Weber going to have the next book out...? [sly grin]

More importantly, what are you working on now in this arena? Are you planning on writing, or will you focus more on the artwork side of things? I do miss a lot of the "classic" SF artists (and, of course, for some reason I can only remember Boris Vallejo’s name, although there were many, many others...)!

— R’cat
Written By: Romeocat
Supposedly AD Vision was animating Mutineer’s Moon (not sure if it was to be 13 episodes or a whole 26 episode season).

The site I used to check on it is still there, but not in the greatest of shape.

I hope the project has not been scrapped.
Written By: BC
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Congratulations! Now I’ll have to read the books. Surprisingly, my little podunk library has them! (They do not, however, have Slackernomics, for which I will have to flog them severely.)
Written By: Wacky Hermit
"Empire From the Ashes"
So I miss typed. sue me ;)
Written By: capt joe
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