Data Beast, Wayland Publishing
Posted 6 years ago and submitted by Alex McArdell | Share link:


My latest project published by Wayland books (Hodder and Stoughton) is soon to go on sale, and I’m pretty thrilled with how it’s turned out. The book was written by Andrew Fusek Peters (Author of “Ravenwood” and “The Glass Forest”) and tells the tale of two school friends who accidentally create a digital Frankenstein’s monster. “Bullies and the Beast” is the first book in the “Data Beast” series and will be followed up by three other books.

I was required to create exciting full colour front covers for all the books as well as a number of black and white interior images. All were created digitally using a mixture of Zbrush, Cinema 4D, and Photoshop, making the images quite 3D in appearance.

Book one should hit the shelves sometime in the next month!

Alex McArdell
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Mob: +447747776112

Alex is a professional artist and illustrator based in the UK. He has worked on published works in the fields of Children's books and Comics. His most recent work can be see… Show more.

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"I CAN NOT WAIT for you to see the cover illustration (Alex did) for the next Jackson Speed novel. It is glorious. When my youngest son saw the first draft of the cover, he said, “You’re going to have to write a better book to go with that cover.”
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