This is such a great idea – illustrator Marta Oliehoek-Samitowska has interviewed a selection of horror authors about their favourite horror films and then drawn their portraits. Eye portraits, in extreme close-up, which shows her vast skill, but also feels a bit unnerving, like staring into some very dark places. Having said that, all the horror authors I’ve met have been lovely people, but if you ever did wonder what influences them and how many horror films they watch, this is definitely the project for you. I got to talk about folk horror and British cinema and the filmic images that still keep me awake at night.
The interviews and portraits are on their way to being crowdfunded in order to be turned into a book, and you can order a copy here. You can even select an option to have Marta produce a portrait of your own eye.
Can you spot my eye in the video?