Micro-interview with Saleha Chowdhury, Cover artist of the Noir Fire anthology.
TFF: How did you go about designing and illustrating the cover for this noir-themed volume?
Saleha Chowdhury: I started by studying imagery surrounding noir-themed works paying attention to common motifs. Traditional imagery like rain, fog, and a cityscape were things I decided to include. Instead of a traditionally male character I chose to have someone more feminine with a sense of style all their own.
TFF: Have you ever seen a statue or a piece of art that you wished was alive?
SC: I wish some pieces of Jean Giraud's fantasy art were real. It would be really interesting to walk around in them and learn more about those worlds.
TFF: What magical power would you like to possess?
SC: I would love the ability to teleport and visit faraway places. Especially natural places that are really out of the way.
You can find purchase links and more information about the Noir Fire anthology at http://press.futurefire.net/p/noir-fire.html