I’ve always believe that illustration should inspire one to write, not the other way around. I think seeing a piece of art and wanting to explore the intricacy of it should be part of the process. I believe the art is another medium for which to explore story, character, worlds, and so on. I do not believe that everything in the art has to be representational. If the art is identical to the text, what’s the point of the text?
I hope Marc’s work makes you think about worlds they way it makes me think about them. http://www.marcscheff.com/spice-flow