Some claim that Jack Keely is the son of a celebrated spiritualist. Others insist that he grew up in the wagons of a traveling carnival. In any case, he has always been an aficionado of the arcane, the peculiar, and the eccentric.
He spent four years exploring the haunts of H. P. Lovecraft in the historic city of Providence while obtaining his degree in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. After an additional two years of study at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Keely began a long and checkered career illustrating dozens of books, including the best-selling GROSSOLOGY series by Sylvia Branzei.
He recently completed the cover art and interior illustrations for THE WHISTLEBRASS HORROR, a tale he co-authored with Briar Lee Mitchell. The duo is currently at work on a sequel, THE WHISTLEBRASS STORM WATCHER.
Jack Keely is said to spend most of his time behind the chained gates of the Keely family manse. Although the moldering old house appears to be abandoned, a light can often be seen at night in the library windows. On such evenings, if their hearing is supernaturally acute, passersby are likely to hear the rhythmic thwack of a typewriter or the scratch of a pen across a sheet of drawing paper.
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