The Book of Tribes – a celebration of Clive Barker’s Cabal Cut

Earlier this year I was invited to contribute a few art pieces to a special publication to commemorate the screening of The Cabal Cut of Clive Barker’s film Nightbreed.

The Book of Tribes, which is limited to just 15 copies, arrived in the post today and it’s a gorgeous piece of work by Barker devotee, Steve Dillon, of Melbourne.

I created two pieces – a black and white ink drawing of some of the Nightbreed characters and a watercolour illustration to accompany one of Steve’s stories. Not only that, there is also artwork by some of the best artists from around the world, including art by the man himself, Clive Barker, Paul Kane, Matt Taylor and many more. The look and feel of the oversized book, with its leather cover and glossy paper, just took my breath away. I never dreamed I would share a table of contents with Clive Barker, so to say that I’m chuffed would be an understatement.

I’d like to congratulate Steve Dillon and all the people who created this wonderful book and for treating my artwork so kindly. It truly is a labour of love.

The screening, which was held in Melbourne on August 9, 2013 was apparently a success. Unfortunately I was unable to attend, but I’m still very honoured to have been a part of it.

Nightbreed is so much more than a horror film, it’s a film about discrimination, about the very nature of evil; how human nature can be so much more monstrous than any creature that lurks in the dark. The Cabal Cut will be screened around the world over the next few months. If you’re fortunate enough to have the chance to see it, then don’t hesitate. Let the Tribes of the Moon embrace you!

Below are some photos I took of the interior of The Book of Tribes. Enjoy.

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And here’s the original artwork I created:


About darkscrybe

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications). He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013. He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters. * Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)
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