Steven Salerno: Ghosts From Our Past

Steven Salerno diverged from his usual work for children books and created illustrations to accompany a new adult fiction, Ghosts from Our Past.

The book was released as a companion book associated with the recent 2016 Ghostbusters™ movie and was written from the perspective of two main characters from the movie, paranormal activity researcher Erin Gilbert & Abby L. Yates.

Steven explains that the “essential requirements for the 30 illustrations needed for Ghosts from our Past were they needed to be rendered in black & white and must look like sketches.”

He continues, “This was a fun project for sure. And once I finished it I was immediately right back working on my other children’s books projects… Ultimately, because I was offered this project due to the editor seeing my sci-fi character sketches portfolio, I may begin exploring other assignments related to my alien creature imaginings.”

Read about his full process here.

Check out more work from Steven through his Play! Illustration portfolio and his website, stevensalerno.com.

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House