Book Illustrations

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

Coco Masuda: The Tiger, The Brahmin, and The Jackal

Coco Masuda created illustrations for a children’s book based on the popular Indian fable, The Tiger, The Brahmin, and The Jackal.

About Coco 
Coco Masuda illustrates, designs print material and responsive websites, and helps clients, big and small, with all the knowledge with great patience. Coco’s clients include American Express, Estée Lauder, Sony Music, Starbucks, Target, United Airlines, and many others.

Coco is represented by Lindgren & Smith. See more of her work through her Directory of Illustration portfolio and at lindgrensmith.com

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©Coco Masuda

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©Coco Masuda

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©Coco Masuda

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

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©Garry Parsons

©Garry Parsons

©Garry Parsons

 

 

Alvina Kwong for BeachHouse Publishing

Alvina Kwong recently finished these illustrations for BeachHouse Publishing’s board book, Sand Mouse’s Soup.

Alvina states:

“It was a lot of fun researching the culture of Hawaii and creating the different mouse characters. Hawaii is where I was born so being able to illustrate for a local publisher from Hawaii made it more meaningful for me.”

Visit her Directory of Illustration portfolio and her website to view more of her work.

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©Alvina Kwong

 

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

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©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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Allen Garns: The Tomb Robber and King Tut

Allen Garns was commissioned by Denise Cronin, VP of Creative at Viking Books for Children, to illustrate a book about a boy living in the Valley of Kings at the time of Howard Carter’s search for King Tut’s tomb. After 2 years of work, the book has been published.

The Tomb Robber and King Tut is available through Amazon.

More work from Allen Garns can be seen at allengarns.com.

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The Tomb Robber and Kig Tut, ©Allen Garns

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The Tomb Robber and Kig Tut, ©Allen Garns

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The Tomb Robber and Kig Tut, ©Allen Garns

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The Tomb Robber and Kig Tut, ©Allen Garns

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The Tomb Robber and Kig Tut, ©Allen Garns

 

Hannah Davies Illustrates the Definitive Guide to Mudras

Illustration Web artist Hannah Davies recently completed a series of illustrations  commissioned by Watkins Publishing for a new health and wellness book entitled, Mudras for Modern Life. 

The book aims to help the reader transform their life through the power of mudras – subtle but highly effective hand gestures that boost health and wellbeing.

Hannah says,

It was extremely important to capture the right emotion for every chapter to inspire the reader. I feel like I really had a chance to show my true style in this book by combining water-colours and my layered textiles papers with intricate hand drawn design . I was left to my own devises to create a true representation of each Mudra. It was a pleasure working with Watkins publishing and a joy to make this fantastic book come alive with my vibrant illustrations.

Hannah Davies is a freelance illustrator living and working in South Wales. As well as being a fantastic decorative illustrator working in advertising, fashion and editorial, she also makes a range of items using her skills with textiles. More of her work can be seen through her DOI Portfolio and at illustrationweb.us.

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Cover, “Mudras for Modern Life”

Hannah Davies, "Mudras for Modern Life"

Hannah Davies, “Mudras for Modern Life”

Hannah Davies, "Mudras for Modern Life"

Hannah Davies, “Mudras for Modern Life”

Hannah Davies, "Mudras for Modern Life"

Hannah Davies, “Mudras for Modern Life”

Southern Living Community Cookbook Illustrations by Sara Mulvanny

Time Inc. commissioned Agency Rush artist Sara Mulvanny to create the cover and 55 interior illustrations for The Southern Living Community Cookbook seen below.

Sara now regularly illustrates recipe features in Southern Living magazine, and Agency Rush has several other projects underway as a result of their presence in the Directory program.

See more work by Sara Mulvanny through her Directory of Illustration Portfolio and at agencyrush.com.

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Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
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Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
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Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
The Southern Living Community Cookbook

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
The Southern Living Community Cookbook

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.

Sara Mulvanny for TIME Inc.
The Southern Living Community Cookbook

Andy Potts: Tomorrow’s People

Andy Potts was recently commissioned to illustrate the cover and 8 essays for a new UKTV publication promoting British creativity entitled, Tomorrow’s People: Making Cultures for Creativity. 

Tomorrow’s People: Making Cultures For Creativity was launched to coincide with the 40th annual Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. The book features essays  from Sharon Horgan, Piv Bernth, Matt Brittin, Chris Chibnall and more.

Andy says,

All of the anecdotal essays offered plenty of inspiring and funny morsels to illustrate and once I’d settled on a style and palette the job was a joy to create in a relatively short turnaround time.

Below are a few selections, and you can check out the complete series via Andy’s blog.

For a deeper look into Andy Potts’ work, please visit his Directory of Illustration portfolio and website

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Andy Potts for UKTV

Andy Potts for UKTV

Andy Potts for UKTV

Andy Potts for UKTV

Andy Potts for UKTV

Andy Potts for UKTV

Andy Potts for UKTV

Tomorrow's People: Making Cultures for Creativity, Illustrations by Andy Potts

Tomorrow’s People: Making Cultures for Creativity

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Andy Potts for UKTV