Friday, July 9, 2010

Museum of Thieves

Here is a cover i did for Allen and Unwin for a great series of books called The keepers. The first in the series is Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner and it was a great read and loads of fun to work on.

This is the full illustration i did. The (lovely) editors at Allen and Unwin wanted an illustration that could be used multiple ways. In this case they cropped the image in for the hardcover and are thinking of using the full bleed illustration for the soft cover later on next year.

Here is the final design (by Design by Committee)

I also did some small interior illustrations for the book. They are just some little character portraits that go above the chapter heading. They were A LOT of fun to work on, i really enjoyed putting a different personality into every character!

Stay tuned for the second and third books in the series, and go out and buy the book!


  1. Hi Sebastian, just wanted to let you know how very happy I am with your artwork. GORGEOUS cover, and I love the internal illos. Couldn't have been better. You've really brought the characters to life, and added things to them into the bargain, which is really nice from my POV.

    Lian - a very satisfied author!

  2. Wow thanks Lian, i really loved working on the book and I'm glad you are happy with the end result!


  3. I love this book and wonderful illustrations (especially Brizzlehound)!!!

  4. Thanks Nessa =D wait until you read the second book! it's awesome

  5. Did you do the Illustrations for the game as well?

  6. Nope i didnt, that was the amazing Jon Foster. He did the U.S. version and the game.