Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Don't worry. None of this blood is mine.

Betrayer Cover

So my Facebook page is at 1,998 Likes, and I said once it hit 2,000 I’d post the artwork and prologue for Betrayer – as well as some cool other stuff going on.

Unfortunately, none of that stuff is ready, as rather than “This will hit 2,000 Likes in a few weeks”, it became “Let’s all click Like now”.

Yes. I understand this is my fault for trusting you assholes.

But I figure I can at least give you this.


So very beautiful.

My God… it’s full of stars.

March 28, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. I am so very impressed by this. And to think I applied for making covers at Black Library, I need to go out and find something else to do. Cheers Aaron for letting us see this gem. πŸ˜‰

    Take it easy, people understand how you aren’t done with things. You go watch your tiny Irish wife paint some now, it’s soothing πŸ™‚

    Comment by davidsondered | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  2. Huzzah!

    Comment by Nicola Vincent-Abnett | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  3. Y’know, I think I love you, man.

    Comment by BigGrim | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  4. Comment by Mark-Anthony Fenech | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  5. Ohhh such mean things i want to say to you right now….. On the other hand… I like it.. simple and understated but with a hint of complexity. Reminds me of early Picass’s work, age 3 or 4 or so……. 8-P

    Comment by Jimmy | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  6. This is what Malcharion’s carapace artwork looks like.

    Comment by majestyk0012 | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  7. This is what the artwork on Malcharion’s carapace looks like, I believe.

    Comment by majestyk0012 | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  8. sorry for the double post there

    Comment by majestyk0012 | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  9. I’m going to need a cover designing very soon. Please tell me you’re fucking busy.

    Comment by Richard Ford | March 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Busy? I know it’s hard to believe, man, but quite the opposite!

      Comment by Aaron Dembski-Bowden | March 28, 2012 | Reply

      • All right then, you’ve got the job!

        Comment by Richard Ford | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  10. I’ll take 10. Will your future books be featuring the same style of cover?

    Comment by Tyler Moore | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  11. That’s so similar to some of my artwork I’m tempted to somehow sue you πŸ˜‰

    Comment by furyofmenasa | March 28, 2012 | Reply


    Comment by Neil Roberts | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  13. I want it framed on my wall.. an ADB original.

    Comment by Keneth | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  14. Doodles for the Doodle God!!

    Comment by coraxis | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  15. You suck!

    Comment by ratmeatcuisine | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  16. Is that a Moob pattern Dreadnought on the left? I didn’t think they had that pattern during the Heresy.

    Comment by Desmond Burke | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  17. This was a trap to rip out my heart while you point a chubby digit at me and laugh at the dissapointment hitting me like a tidal wave. While that is indeed fine art i did not enjoy it!

    Comment by ratmeatcuisine | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  18. This looks remarkably like the Optimus Prime you drew when you were about 5. However, that one was sooooooo much better drawn than this one is! Thank god your writing improved over the years!

    Comment by Vivienne Dembski | March 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Lol

      Comment by ratmeatcuisine | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  19. You arsehole; I actually covered the screen with my hand because I wanted to see what you’d written before I looked at the artwork. So, embarrassing, yes, but I guess at least I can say your joke worked better on me than most!!

    Congratulations, btw (child) πŸ™‚

    Comment by Madrix | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  20. Clearly the marauding servant of the Dark Gods on the far right has been twisted to resemble some sort of shambling knob end with pubes sprouting out the top… or maybe that’s an insight into my own psyche.

    “Just say what you see…”

    Comment by Gaz | March 28, 2012 | Reply

  21. What a Masterpiece of unrivaled quality, so much detail, and the Lines … just look at them.Perfection in its finest. I want copyright & Engrave it on the hood of my vehicle.

    Comment by Warsmith Kondexus | March 29, 2012 | Reply

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