Anthony Mathenia

Deep Penitentiary 6 – Cover Art from Concept to Finish

In my last blog post I showed off the pulp fiction and grindhouse cinema influences behind the Deep Penitentiary 6 cover. However, it takes a skilled artist to take the concept and bring it to life. For this project I chose Diego Galindo after glimpsing his ripping cover for issue 4 of the comic Nancy in Hell on […]

Deconstructing the Deep Penitentiary 6 Cover Art

When I release a book the outside cover is just as important to me as the inside text, both forming a complete concept as an art object. I really want the reader to judge the book by the cover. An example is in my Paradise Earth series where I pay grim homage to the Watchtower’s […]

Deep Penitentiary 6 – Excerpt

What follows is an excerpt from my new book Deep Penitentiary 6.  DP6 is a campy throwback to 70’s “women-in-prison” cinema filled with action, humor, and robes inexplicably flying open. In this selection, assassin, Theta Butterfly, has gone undercover in a secret space prison to locate her missing sister.  She is taken to Block B where she […]