I is for Illustrious


If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably already know what I’m about to talk about, but if you’re a newcomer, today I’m going to talk about one of my ongoing interview series that I feature on this website.

When I first started getting serious about writing, I noticed that a lot of authors on the boards I frequented always had trouble locating new cover artists for their books, and short of going to 99 Designs, or some other cover-mill website, they really didn’t know where to begin in regards to finding high-quality illustrators for their projects.

Well, I decided to try and help people find professional artists more easily, and that’s how Illustrious came to be. To quote the blurb I put on every interview:

Illustrious is an ongoing interview series designed to connect indie and self-published authors with exceptional artists for their cover and illustration needs. […] Alex Hurst also interviews graphic artists (for book covers), editors, agents, and small or indie presses.

I have other interview series that haven’t quite taken off yet (Imprints for presses and Typelicious for typographers), so I figure now is a good time to plug them, since I’ll have more traffic this month.

Are you looking for a book cover artist? Are you a book cover artist yourself? Do you know a book cover artist who would like some more exposure? I’d love to interview them!

If you are an illustrator (science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, contemporary, young adult, children’s book, comic, non-erotic LGBT) and would like to be considered for an interview, please feel free to contact me at info@alex-hurst.com, or by using the contact form at Contact. Artists featured on my page are also promoted on Facebook, Pinterest, and deviantArt (should they have an account).

*I am not interviewing artists who focus solely on romance or erotica art at this time.

Click any of the images below to be taken to the artists’ respective interview, or follow this link to read every interview in the series.

-Illustrious So Far-

Thanks for stopping by!

Tomorrow: J is for Jargon!

17 thoughts on “I is for Illustrious

  1. I’ve always enjoyed reading these interviews. You’ve featured some amazingly talented artists.


  2. What a great idea Alex! And I have to say I never thought of the word illustrious before and I love saying it. I’ll be saying it all day long. 🙂


  3. Wow! These images are Gorgeous! I am not a cover artist by any means, lol, but I did just create the cover for my last book, I SPY DEAD PEOPLE. And I’m pretty pleased with it. I got a lot of feedback on it while I created it, from one of my writing groups (Romance Divas), so that definitely helped. 🙂

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    1. I know the feeling… But Yanadhanya is actually quite reasonable (I think she starts at $40), as is Ebook Covers (the Bill Larkin and Quinoa Recipe Book covers). I’ll try to find some lower bracket alternatives. 🙂


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