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, 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'm working on the illustrated edition of the classic"The Worm Ouroboros" by E. R. Eddison.

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:
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.
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 (over 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 21 reviews

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Alton Kremer
Alejandro created an absolutely stunning cover for my new book. The scene is both striking and executed in great detail. It immediately pulls the eye to the image of the main character. Through the process, he asked careful questions about what should be included and his thorough approach showed in the final result. This is the type of cover that sells books! I strongly recommend working w...
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Alton Kremer, October 2021


Anna Broder
If you want a professional cover that stands out above the rest and sells your book, get Alejandro to do it! I have no words to truly do his artwork justice. His incredible designs speak more for him than any praise I can offer. He is an absolute master at his craft and a rare find. He is not just excellent, but exceptional. The book cover he designed for my novel was stunning and beyond my hig...
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Anna Broder, October 2021


david barron
This was the second time I worked with Alejandro and he exceeded my expectations yet again. His artwork was incredible and he was very collaborative and accommodating to my feedback.

david barron, October 2021


D.K. Johnson
Alejandro was a pleasure to work with. I gave him what I envisioned for my book cover, and he exceeded my expectations, creating a beautiful work of art that is emotionally engaging in a way that I had not considered. As a first time author he took the time to answer my many and sometimes basic questions. I would work with Alejandro again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him to other authors...
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D.K. Johnson, September 2021


A.C Louis
If you're looking for a mind-blowing cover for your book, Alejandro is your guy. I can't recommend him enough. He's not only extremely talented, but also very patient, professional, punctual, and diligent. He won't rest until the end product is perfect. His artwork captured the spirit of my book to perfection and proudly represents the years of hard work I've put into writing it. He'll surely h...
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A.C Louis, August 2021

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