Arik Roper "John Dee" Illustration for Alan Moore's Between the Angels and the Apes from Strange Attractor Journal 4, 2010
I could have sworn I'd written about Arik Roper on here already, but now I see that it was in the context of a post about the now tragically defunct Arthur magazine. I've been a fan of Roper's psychedelicate watercolor works since the release of his beautiful illustrated book, Mushroom Magick: A Visionary Field Guide, that he did with Daniel Pinchbeck and Erik Davis a few years back. He's come to my attention again via the bold and blazing cover art he designed for Peter Bebergal's forthcoming book, Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll - a book which, incidentally, you can judge by its cover, at least based on the parts of it I've been privileged enough to read. Can't wait for its October release. But I digress. Roper is one of those artists who seems to be capable of anything, and I can't wait to see what preternatural wonders he renders next.