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The concept art below was all hand-drawn on large sheets of paper between 2011 and 2012. It was used to visualise the world of the novel while working on an early draft which was called Out of Time.

All Characters Early Draft Superfreak Melanie Kendry

Here are Frank, Eris, Bobs and Sally with the Mimi, top right and the gunji berry bush bottom left. Click on the image to see more detail and learn more about it.

This art was used in a cover I made for an edition of a later draft, called The Limit, a horrible title, which no-one liked.

Superfreak Version One Cover Art: The Limit

Back when the novel was called ‘The Limit’. Click on the image to see more detail and learn more about it.

New ideas kept bubbling up until I had far more than I could fit into a single book. Nevertheless I tried: with horrible results!

By the time I was half way through the process, the entire story was set in the present day over a few months. Here you can find images of the main characters, the Dead City and other elements that don’t feature at all, like the Mune (Cannibal) women. The image of the flesh chamber also altered, shifting to the inside of the tube – the London Underground train tunnels.

The Dead City Superfreak Melanie Kendry Original Art

This is a not-to-scale drawing of the flesh chamber (left) and one of the dead citizens with the tattoo markings. Click on the image to see more detail and learn more about it.

Superfreak Melanie Kendry Original Art Cannibal Woman

This is one of the cannibal women who featured in one of the very first drafts. Click on the image to see more detail and learn more about it.

Cannibal Woman Superfreak Early Draft Melanie Kendry Original Art

Another character from an early draft: a cannibal woman pregnant by one of the dead citizens. See the tattoos spreading up her throat. Click on the image to see more detail and learn more about it.

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