Alejandro Colucci

Alejandro Colucci – Designer

Award-Winning Illustrator / Book Cover Artist focused on fantasy, horror and historical. Since 2003 working for major Publishers worldwide.

Overview

I'm an Award-Winning Illustrator and Book Cover Artist focused on fantasy, horror, dystopian fiction, and historical subjects.


Since 2003 I created well over one thousand illustrations -mainly for book covers- commissioned by major Publishers around the globe for authors such as Anne Rice, Robin Hobb, Joe Abercrombie, 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 as 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 illustrated and deluxe edition of A. Sapkowski's "The Witcher".


In 2021 I illustrated a special new edition of Joe Abercrombie's "The Blade Itself".


In 2022 I fully illustrated the classic "The Worm Ouroboros" by E. R. Eddison, a new edition to be published soon.

Also, I worked on a couple of Assassin's Creed book covers.


In 2023 I've been working on a very special project: Frankenstein. A truly classic of gothic literature, by Mary Shelley. New illustrated edition.


Quotes:


"Alejandro'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 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.


"Alejandro was truly fantastic. He clearly takes great pride in his craft and has tremendous talent. He tackled this project with passion and enthusiasm and was a great communicator and listener. I could not have chosen a better illustrator to work with for this novel."

Kevin Berman

Editor/Publisher of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. New illustrated edition.


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.


No AI is used in my work.

Services
Fiction
Dystopian Epic Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Mystery & Crime Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk Urban Fantasy
Languages
English
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

Self-employed

May, 1990 — Present

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 in London, where I live with my wife -and Designer partner- Daniela.

Portfolio

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 ... 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 ... read more
Rare book
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 sav... read more
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Alejandro Colucci

Alejandro has 103 reviews

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Mark W.

Mark W.

Apr, 2024

Alejandro created a book cover for me in March and did an excellent job. I had always planned to commission another cover so I would have two to choose from. The second cover Alejandro just completed was even better than the first. His work is top-notch, he’s always on time, and his communication is excellent. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Mark W.

Mark W.

Mar, 2024

Alejandro designed a magnificent cover for my novel and created a terrific illustration for it. He’s very professional, responds to messages promptly, and is always on time. I intend to use his services for my future books and highly recommend him.
Alton K.

Alton K.

Mar, 2024

This is the fourth book in this series Alejandro has done the cover for and the sixth book for me overall. The cover is amazing in both its imagery and color. It evokes both the austere scenic setting of the story and the condition of the main character. I think it provides a perfect introduction to the book for a potential reader. I have sold books from an author's table at a number of events....
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Blue B.

Blue B.

Feb, 2024

Alejandro was a pleasure to work with. He took our rough ideas and turned them into a beautiful cover, beyond what we could have hoped for. Great all around!
Paul G.

Paul G.

Feb, 2024

I wanted a cover that would catch the eye and fire a reader's imagination, and Alejandro created an image that is stunning. Patient throughout the process, he had no problem with incorporating my last-minute brainstorms. Everything is perfect, the typography, the layout, the fit within the genre, the characterization of the novel. And especially the beautiful art. Alejandro is a master of his...
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