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Alan M. Clark

In the morbidly surreal universe of World Fantasy Award-winner Alan M. Clark, there are only two types of people: those who are monsters, and those who are eaten by monsters.

“If you think Alan Clark’s art is darkly delightful, just wait until you read his twisted and fantastical tales. I promise it will make weird and wonderful pictures in your head. And isn’t that what we all really want?” – ANN VANDERMEER, Hugo Award-winning Editor of Weird Tales

“Alan Clark has one wicked sense of humor.” – ELIZABETH MASSIE, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Sineater

“We all know Alan Clark is one hell of an artist – in fact, one of the best the imaginative field has ever produced. Turns out he’s one hell of a writer, too. If that’s not a one-two punch that will knock you out I don’t know what is.” – AL SARRANTONIO, editor of 999 and Stories (with Neil Gaiman)



Alan M. Clark was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1957. He grew up in a home full of old bones, Indian relics, and dusty medical books.

In 1984 he became a freelance illustrator, and has since produced artwork ranging in subject from fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery for publishers of fiction, to cellular and molecular biology for college textbooks.

A winner of the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards, Clark has illustrated the writing of such authors as Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Joe R. Lansdale, Stephen King, George Orwell, Manly Wade Wellman, Greg Bear, Edward Lee, Peter Straub, and Lewis Shiner.

His short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Last Drink Bird Head, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, Portents, Bedtime Stories to Darken Your Dreams, More Phobias, The Book of Dead Things, Dead on Demand, and Darkside, and also to the magazines Midnight Hour and The Silver Web.

Currently, he and his wife Melody reside in Eugene, Oregon.