Monday, December 12, 2011

Hero's Guide

This is what I've been working on (in my spare time) the last six months. I'm illustrating this novel for tweeners. It's a cool story written by Christopher Healy. It's been a blast. It will be released next May. I can't wait to let you all experience the story and illustrations. The characters are all so well written and there's a lot of humor, making it very fun for me, as the artist, to work on.


In addition to the four characters and dragon on the front cover, the back cover has four different characters, a castle, a giant and a witch. I started looking around at other book covers recently. Even the most popular books have pretty simple covers. This is quite possibly the most figures EVER assembled on the cover of one book. Lucky for me I love drawing these guys! 

Here's the Good Reads link.

Also, the author writes a cool blog about grown ups who like childish things. Chekkit here.

Oh, and one of my favorite things about this book is that the princesses are just as, if not more, heroic than the princes. I love a good, strong female character!

6 comments:

Niva said...

Looks awesome Todd, wish you'd post a higher res version.

carlos muñoz said...

exelent job!

Jason Newkirk said...

so awesome! Looks great, can't wait to see it! Hope you are doing well.

Will Terry said...

That dragon is perfect! The expression! Great characters as always...u must have a magic brush :)

Viktor said...

Sounds great... Look forward to see the final result! Also it would be a pleasure to see you and your artwork at my online art community site. Best regards.

Alexiev said...

Great artwork... Beatifull...

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