Alejandro Colucci

Alejandro Colucci - Designer

London, UK

Award-Winning Illustrator / Book Cover Artist focused on fantasy and historical. Since 1990 working for major Publishers around the globe.

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Overview

I'm an Award-Winning Illustrator and Book Cover Artist focused on fantasy 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 the last years I've been working on fully 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.
In 2019 I'm working on the illustrated and deluxe edition of A. Sapkowski's "The Witcher".

Clients include:
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 and MacMillan.

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 upcoming "The Witcher" HBO 2019 TV show.
“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
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 (almost 31 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 (9 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

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

Alejandro has 4 reviews

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Carey Krause
Alejandro is the real deal, a successful illustrator with big name collaborations. I felt privileged to work with him. He gave my work every bit of the care and attention I expect he gives his more famous clients. His illustrations are classic and incredibly beautiful. A professional in every respect.

Carey Krause, February 2021

Alejandro Colucci
Thank you Carey. My pleasure, as always.

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Aaron Luster
I can't begin to express how pleased I am with my experience with Alejandro! Everything was new for me so, being completely transparent, I was absolutely lost. The only thing that I had was a completed novel and a few ideas as to what I wanted to be represented on the cover. This is where Alejandro's expertise shined through. He was able to understand exactly where I was, my vision, and knew ...
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Aaron Luster, January 2021

Alejandro Colucci
Thank you for your kind words, Aaron. It was a pleasure for me to work on your project and I hope that we can join forces again in the future!

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Brad Blanc
Alejandro is an incredible illustrator! I provided him with my thoughts and ideas for my book cover design, and he hit the mark 100%, and very quickly. I can't wait to work with him for the remainder of my book series! If you are an author looking for top of the line, attention getting illustration for your project, then look no further!

Brad Blanc, August 2020

Alejandro Colucci
Dear Brad, thank you for your words. Looking forward to work with you again soon!

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Carey Krause
Andrew's work exceeded my expectations, which, considering his considerable accomplishments, was pretty high. He was very interested in my work, and completely professional in his. I have no doubt that the cover Alejandro created for me is far better than anything a publishing house would have put the time and effort into.

Carey Krause, June 2020

Alejandro Colucci
Thank you Carey. Looking forward to work with you again soon. It has been my pleasure. All the best.

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