I drew this Penny Dreadful cover a while ago. They also used it for interiors.
Easter Eggs: The upturned earth indicates a bottomless pit.
Fun Facts: This was drawn to accompany art for a canceled story I had illustrated the previous semester; the revived story had not been merely tweaked but rather completely redone, so now both pieces are now only loosely related to the story, unfortunately.
The dog, the boy, and the pit have nearly nothing to do with the story now, but you should have read the original story, it rocked.
Also, this could be one of the pieces that caught that publisher's interest! We'll see what happens there.