Monday, October 3, 2011

Art inspired by Neil Gaiman's American Gods

I invited a few artists to create artwork inspired by Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Some of the illustrations are literal depictions in the book, while others are only loosely inspired by the concept. All of the artists are very talented, so please explore their sites to see (and buy!) more of their work. And I highly recommend this site as a guide to the gods appearing in the book.

Michael Dialynas. On sale here.

Simon Wilches. On sale here.

Lissa Treiman.

Rory Phillips. On sale at the link.

Erica Henderson.

Derek Charm.

Joe D!.

Madeleine Flores.

Kyle Starks.

Dean Reeves.

Sean Hartter.

Chris Haley.

Louie Chin.

Janine Rewell.

Blair Sayer.

Ruby Chen.

Rebekie Bennington.

Dave Bednarski.

Mike Henderson.

Cormac McEvoy.

Jake Murray.

Maryanna Hoggatt.

Anna-Maria Jung.

Stefano Brandetti.

Paul Maybury.

Anthony Petrie.

Ashley Hay.

*Previously: Art inspired by the books of China Mieville.

*Buy the American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition at Amazon.


  1. Great job everybody! Internet High-Fives all around.

  2. Freakin' a, man.

  3. great to see such amazing interpretations. Thanks again John for asking me to join in the fun.

  4. These are really excellent! Thank you for sharing. :)

  5. Greatly impressed, love all the imagination and creativity on show. A fitting tribute to Mr Gaiman's work, I'm sure he'd be impressed :)

  6. Awesome work everyone. Truly inspired.

  7. I'm re-reading American Gods because of all this awesome art...

  8. Love, not like, Love the comic book covers

  9. There is some seriously inspired work here. Great job!

  10. I thought there was one missing... but I guess I'm just forgetting something. ;}P>

  11. Given the variety and skill of participants in the project has been a real pleasure to be part of the project!
    Thank you John!

  12. Thanks for including me in this amazing art jam! I am blown away by the quality of the work!

  13. Thanks again. It was so much fun to illustrate this book.
    Good job.

  14. Just started reading the book--you've added so much richness and imagination--thank you!

  15. Wow, some truly amazing work posted here - thanks so much for sharing!

  16. amazing, just finished American Gods and saw this... great work!

  17. this is one of my favourite books & some of these images have enriched my love for it further, beautiful
    go raibh maith agat!

  18. Absolutely amazing stuff from the first to the last!

  19. Just started reading "American Gods" a few nights ago. I see now that there is a "Neil Gaiman preferred edition" which I intend to seek out. These images are amazing!! Love them all, but especially striking is Dean Reeves' piece. Outstanding.

  20. I only wish I had the artistic talent to create my own interpreted drawings because these are fun to look at. The novel was amazing. I had no clue it existed until march of 2012 and I read it in a day.