Book Illustration

Chuck Whelon Illustrates “How to Write Adventure Modules that Don’t Suck”

Chuck Whelon recently drew over 24 cartoons for the book How to Write Adventure Modules that Don’t Suck, published by Goodman Games.

The book recently launched on Kickstarter, & includes advice from some of the best RPG writers in the world and is a must-have for anyone thinking about running a game.

View more of Chuck’s work through his Play Illustration portfolio, or on his website: whelon.com.

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James Gilleard: Disney’s Haunted Mansion

James Gilleard was selected to create illustrations for a new Disney Parks book based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.

See more work from James through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at jamesgilleard.com.

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Ricardo Bessa for Bee & Puppycat Vol. 3

Ricardo Bessa originally created this illustration for Boom! Studios to be used for a variant cover. However, the artwork was never used by Boom! Studios and will now be included in Bee & Puppycat Vol. 3.

To see more of Ricardo’s work, visit his Play! Illustration portfolio and his website: ricardobessa.com

Joe Palmisano: Cow On Moon

Everyone remembers The Cow Jumped over the Moon, but did you know that he liked it so much he decided to stay? In this whimsical illustration by Joe Palmisano, we see a very content cow fishing for the brightest stars to decorate his new moon!

The artwork was created for a children’s picture book cover proposal.

Take a moment to visit Joe’s Play! Illustration portfolio and his website joepalmisano.com.

 

Steven Salerno: Ghosts From Our Past

Steven Salerno diverged from his usual work for children books and created illustrations to accompany a new adult fiction, Ghosts from Our Past.

The book was released as a companion book associated with the recent 2016 Ghostbusters™ movie and was written from the perspective of two main characters from the movie, paranormal activity researcher Erin Gilbert & Abby L. Yates.

Steven explains that the “essential requirements for the 30 illustrations needed for Ghosts from our Past were they needed to be rendered in black & white and must look like sketches.”

He continues, “This was a fun project for sure. And once I finished it I was immediately right back working on my other children’s books projects… Ultimately, because I was offered this project due to the editor seeing my sci-fi character sketches portfolio, I may begin exploring other assignments related to my alien creature imaginings.”

Read about his full process here.

Check out more work from Steven through his Play! Illustration portfolio and his website, stevensalerno.com.

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©Steven Salerno|Penguin/Random House

Gary Hanna- “What’s So Special About…”

Gary Hanna created illustrations for a series of children’s books that were released earlier this year.

The artwork was created for 4 books in a series titled What’s So Special About…, by Nicky Dee and renowned UK paleontologist, Dean R. Lomax. The books attempt to explain dinosaurs to children in a fun yet scientifically correct way and contains up-to-date paleontological studies.

Check out more of Gary’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at hannastudios.com.

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Louise Gardner: City Trails

Louise Gardner created spot & character illustrations for Moira Butterfield’s new trail book, City Trails- London. 

The children’s book serves as a guide through London and includes interesting facts about the city.

Check out more work from Louise through her Play! Illustration portfolio and at louisegardner.com.

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Owen Davey: Smart about Sharks

Did you know that sharks can detect electrical currents from other creatures? Or that some are covered in little tassels Sharks are pretty incredible — some can even walk out of the water!

Owen Davey returns to non-fiction with Smart about Sharks to explain the mysteries of those denizens of the deep. The book aims to educate young readers about the thrilling residents of the sea.

Owen fills the book with exciting & detailed illustrations to educate young readers about these thrilling residents of the sea.

The book can be purchased here & here.

Owen is represented by Folio Illustration Agency. Check out his work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at folioart.co.uk.

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John Haslam: A Journey Through the Human Body

John Haslam teamed up with writer, Steve Parker, to create artwork for the children’s book, A Journey Through the Human Body.

The book aims to educate children about how the human body works and John’s illustrations remind the children reader of the beautiful diversity found in human features.

See more of John’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at johnhaslamillustration.com.

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