Book Covers

Stephanie Hans Creates Variant Cover for XMEN’s Jean Grey Comic Series

One of the main characters from the XMEN comics, Jean Grey, is receiving her own comic book series and Stephanie Hans assisted in creating one of the variant covers for the first book.

Stephanie is represented by Shannon Associates. Check out more of her work through her Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

©Stephanie Hans

Garry Parsons: The Dragonsitter

Garry Parsons worked alongside author Josh Lacey on the new addition in The Dragonsitter series: Trick or Treat, published by Andersen Press.

Garry is represented by Meiklejohn Illustration. View more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at kidscornerillustration.co.uk.

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©Garry Parsons

 

 

Living with Yuko Shimizu

Yuko Shimizu  teamed up with ROADS Publishing, a boutique publisher of art and design books, to create a new book that featured a smaller, tighter selection of her favorite monographs from the past.

Living with Yuko Shimizu is a book of 32 carefully selected images, printed on thick sturdy paper, that can be kept on your bookshelf or used as an affordable option of wall art.

The book can be purchased here and here.

Yuko is represented by Bernstein & Andriulli. See more of her work through her Directory of Illustration portfolio and at ba-reps.com

©Yuko Shimizu

©Yuko Shimizu

 

Artist Spotlight: Chellie Carroll

Chellie Carroll is a London-based illustrator known for her eclectic style which often incorporates floral images, decorative patterns and female photographic elements. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997, Chellie worked as a designer until 2000 when she decided to focus solely on illustration. Throughout her career, Chellie has worked with a wide range of clients such as BBC3, BT Vision, Cadbury Flake, PlayStation, Kellogg’s, Cancer Research, Schaller Cosmetics, Mattel, The Sunday Times Magazine, Contagious Magazine, Computer Arts, Readers Digest and Oxford University Press, among others. Most recently she has been working with several publishing companies such as Stripes Publishing and Michael O’Mara Books to create art for novels and coloring books.

To see more of Chellie’s work, visit her Directory of Illustration Portfolio or visit her website: chelliecarroll.co.uk

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Petur Antonsson Joins Shannon Associates

We’re excited to share that illustrator Petur Antonsson is one of the newest additions to the Shannon Associates roster of talented artists!

Petur is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating, Petur worked in the gaming industry before moving relocating to his native home – Iceland. He is currently doing freelance illustration work for various clients and companies around the world. His clients include Disney Interactive, Disney Playdom, HarperCollins Publishers, Greenwillow Books, Penguin-RandomHouse Publishers, Forlagið Publishers, Plain Vanilla, Booyah, Baozou, CloudKid Studios, Lazy Town, Freyja Chocolates, and The Icelandic Center for Educational Materials.

Much more of Petur’s work can be seen through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at shannonassociates.com.

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©Petur Antonsson

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©Petur Antonsson

Compelling Covers from the Rapp Artists

RappArt is well known for having a strong portfolio of conceptual artists suitable for editorial projects, but many of the same artists have completed terrific publishing assignments as well!

RappArt has a range of possibilities with assignments that have included covers for trade fiction, YA, and fantasy. Check out a few of them below.

Explore more of RappArt’s illustrators and styles through their Directory of Illustration portfolio and website.

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Robert Neubecker

 

Dan Page

 

John S. Dykes

 

-Via the RappArt Blog

Maria Corte Maidagan + Ann Ingalls

Maria Corte Maidagan teamed up with author Ann Ingalls to create a walk through the Jazz ages alphabet book.

The book covers all aspects of Jazz in America from “axe” to “zoot suit”, including ” be-bopping, lyrical introductions to key jazz figures, musical terms, and a glossary of jazz slang.”

Maria’s style was the perfect fit for the subject matter and you’ll find yourself snapping your fingers and tapping your toe by just seeing her figures dance through the pages!

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You can buy the book here.

For more commercial work by Maria please visit her Directory of Illustration Portfolio and Website.

Maria Corte Maidagan is represented by Richard Solomon Artists Representative.