Alejandro Colucci

Alejandro Colucci - Designer

London, UK

Award-Winning Illustrator / Book Cover Artist focused on fantasy, horror and historical. Since 1990 working for major Publishers worldwide.

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Overview

I'm an Award-Winning Illustrator and Book Cover Artist focused on fantasy, horror, dystopian fiction and historical subjects.
Since 1990 I created around one thousand illustrations -mainly for book covers- commissioned by major Publishers around the globe for authors such as Anne Rice, Robin Hobb, Isaac Asimov, Mario Puzo, H.G. Wells, Ursula K. Le Guin, Andrzej Sapkowski, William Gibson, Steven Erikson, Robert Louis Stevenson and J.G. Ballard, to name just a few.
In recent years I've been working on illustrated books such the classic gothic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson: "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" and several tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and Théophile Gautier. And especially on the fully illustrated and deluxe edition of A. Sapkowski's "The Witcher".
In 2021 I fully illustrated a special new edition of Joe Abercrombie's "The Blade Itself".
At present working on the classic "The Worm Ouroboros" by E. R. Eddison, a new illustrated edition to be published in 2022.

Quotes:
"Alejandro Colucci's powerful illustrations are the finest.
I am proud that he has done several book covers for my novels. He is a true artist."
Anne Rice
Best-selling Author of "The Vampire Chronicles".

"I love them. I think they are the best and most beautiful illustrations that have ever appeared in any of my books, whatever the language and country have been published"
Andrzej Sapkowski
Best-selling Author of the "Geralt of Rivia" series: "The Witcher".
“Over the years, I’ve been privileged to see my characters portrayed by many fine artists, from Michael Whelan to John Howe. Alejandro Colucci has joined that esteemed group. A master of expression and detail, his visions of my characters look ready to step off the page.”
Robin Hobb
Best-selling Author of "The Realm of the Elderlings" series.

Clients include:
Asmodee (Assassin's Creed), Penguin Random House, Orbit, Walker Books, Angry Robot, Daw Books, Festa Verlag, Gollancz, Permuted Press, Robert Laffont, Piemme, Planeta, Valdemar, Quercus, RBA, Simon & Schuster, Tor, Solaris, Orion, Panini, Amazon / 47th North, Forge, Del Rey, Ballantine, Scholastic, Titan, Easton Press, Glénat, Printed in Blood, Skyhorse, White Wolf, Taschen, Lo Scarabeo, Centipede Press and MacMillan.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Dystopian
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy

Awards

  • 2015 Ignotus Award 2013 Celedonio Award 2012 Ignotus Award 2011 Scifiworld Award 2007 Grand Laus Award 2000 First National Comic Contest of Argentina

Work experience

Professional Illustrator. Book Cover Artist. Graphic Designer

Self-employed
May, 1990 – Present (about 32 years)

I started my career as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer in 1990 in Montevideo, my hometown. After living in Barcelona for 10 years, since 2012 I work from London, where I live with my wife and children.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

The Last Wish

Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry... read more

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry... read more

The Witcher - Box digital: Série Completa (Portuguese Edition)

Sapkowski, Andrzej, Colucci, Alejandro, Barcinski, Tomasz, Bagińska-Shinzato, Olga

Tarot Z Deck

Alejandro Colucci

The Blasted Lands (Seven Forges)

James A Moore

The sequel to SEVEN FORGES The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed and somewhat reluctant commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen. Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise the Broken ... read more

The sequel to SEVEN FORGES The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed and somewhat reluctant commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen. Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise the Broken ... read more

Rare book

The Burning Shadow (Gods and Warriors Book 2)

Michelle Paver

'If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns...'A boy on the run.A deadly prophecy.A race against time.Hylas the Outsider is captured by slavers. Set to work in the terrible underground mines of Thalakrea, he learns to his horror that he's now closer than ever to his murderous enemies, the Crows. He has to escape before they find out he's here.Pirra, the daughter of the High Pr... read more

'If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns...'A boy on the run.A deadly prophecy.A race against time.Hylas the Outsider is captured by slavers. Set to work in the terrible underground mines of Thalakrea, he learns to his horror that he's now closer than ever to his murderous enemies, the Crows. He has to escape before they find out he's here.Pirra, the daughter of the High Pr... read more

Tarot V: 78 full colour tarot cards and instructions

Alejandro Colucci, Charles Harrington

[Rec] 1: (Historias inéditas) (Popcorn) (Spanish Edition)

García Zecchin, Feliciano, Migoya, Marín, Joan, Jen, Andrea, Balagueró, Jaume, Plaza, Paco, Colucci, Alejandro, Sanz, Salvador, Ruilova, Álvaro

Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2016

An Owomoyela, Michael Libling, Bruce McAllister, Alejandro Colucci

Alejandro has 36 reviews

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Rhonda Mailey
If you're fortunate enough to work with Alejandro, consider yourself very lucky indeed. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more talented artist who understands publishing, is a delight to work with, always on time and on budget. He's the best.

Rhonda Mailey, May 2022


Leah Dawkins
This is my first book. When I started thinking about the cover a few months ago, I didn't really know what I wanted and I wasn't expecting much. Alejandro's profile was the first one I saw, and I was immediately captivated by his art. His style fit my story perfectly. Of course I figured that he would be too expensive or too busy, but after looking at around 40 other designers, he was the only ...
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Leah Dawkins, April 2022


Darren Kloss
Alejandro is very easy to work with, took my brief and created an incredible piece of art. I was lucky to come across him with Reedsy!

Darren Kloss, April 2022


Rhonda Mailey
It is my great pleasure to work with such a gifted artist. Alejandro is incredibly intuitive, punctual and professional.

Rhonda Mailey, April 2022


Sean O'Connor
Alejandro did an outstanding job. From understanding the features of my cover in respect to genre and topic to including thematic colours and creating engagement, everything on the cover is highly professional and would sit perfectly beside the most established of author's covers. This artist is highly recommended. He is professional in communication, on time, and follows instructions. The end ...
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Sean O'Connor, March 2022

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