Darkbeast Rebellion

 Today is technically the last day of winter (I know this because tomorrow is my birthday, the first day of spring, vernal equinox!) so I thought I'd post one last vestige of snow as we move into warmer times. I had fun illustrating Darkbeast last year, and I am happy to show the cover for the sequel Darkbeast Rebellion as well. Similar to the first book, I created this illustration as a wraparound that will extend onto the back cover.

Darkbeast Rebellion is written by Morgan Keyes, published by Simon & Schuster, art directed by  Russel Gordon.

And hey! Look at that, I've updated my website with this and other new work for your viewing pleasure.

Newly updated www.emcguire.net

Thanks for checking it out, and take care.

The Real Boy

Happy to finally show the cover for The Real Boy, my second book with author and fellow cat owner Anne Ursu. The Real Boy is a middle grade novel set entirely in a new fantasy world, and stars Oscar the magician's assistant, and five cats.

I had such a good time working with HarperCollins/Walden Pond Press on Breadcrumbs, that I was super excited to be asked back for Anne's next book. I've written a longer post about the work that went into this cover over here on Nerdy Book Club.

Many thanks to Jordan Brown and Kellie Celia at WPP for their help with everything, and to my wonderful AD on this project- Amy Ryan. Hand drawn type for the cover is by Sarah Hoy.


Saranormal 9

Saranormal 9 Detail
It occurred to me that I am behind on posting recent Saranormal covers! Here are covers seven, eight, and nine in this series with Simon and Schuster. I thought I'd include some detail shots as well, for kicks. As you can see, I get a lot of use out of my sparkle brushes. Art direction as always by the wonderful Laura Roode.

Saranormal 8

Saranormal 8 Detail

Saranormal 7

Saranormal 7 Detail

Thanks, and take care!