Tom Lynch’s Ben Hur Cover Releases Today!

Tom Lynch is a loyal customer of, and he does some amazing work with very simple tools. He does a lot of book cover art for Penguin USA, and his latest work releases today. His cover of Ben Hur was done in Noodler’s #41 Brown with a Noodler’s flex pen that he got from us. What he can do with such simple tools is both impressive and inspiring for us non-artists 😉 He just makes it look so easy!

Tom’s a great guy and is a big fan of ours. We’ll be talking with him more about a possible interview once we’re all settled in to our new shop location, but in the meantime, enjoy his artwork! His cover of Ben Hur is being released today, you can pick it up here for only $8.95 (paperback). Tom elaborates more on how he did his cover art on his blog post here and here.

Tom Lynch’s artwork for the April 3rd release of Ben Hur. (picture provided by Tom)

Tom shows what simple tools can do in the hands of a talented artist. (picture provided by Tom)
A card that Tom sent to the Goulet’s with artwork he did using his Noodler’s Ahab Flex pen. He enjoyed intentionally railroading his flex pen so that he could get interesting effects!
2017-10-03T16:13:40+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|11 Comments
  • Really awesome cover! I've visited Tom's blog and he does some great art. I just love a true artist.

  • M, az

    Wow. Very cool. It is a sign of a true artist when they make art from simple and few supplies. 

  • Yeah, he does the kind of art that makes me realize how much of an artist I'm not 😉 

  • Indeed! 

  • James

    Thanks Brian for sharing this.  I have the 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray DVD of Ben-Hur on order and now I just ordered the book through Penguin Group.  What will make the book so special, of course, is the artwork.

  • Thanks for the kind words everyone! You give me FAR too much credit! Thanks for posting the Moby sketch… never thought I'd see that again.
    Very nice post, it's much appreciated… I'm just glad to be inside the Goulet fortress!
    Tom, NYC

  • I was going to say that the Moby drawing would be a good Ahab tie-in but then I saw the bottom left corner. 😛 :thumbsup:

  • Tamara


  • Definitely! Tom does some cool stuff 🙂 

  • Drew keeps your Moby sketch on his desk, he and I are both fans of your work 😉 

  • Haha, yup!