“Inka Umu” is a book cover commission for a work of speculative fiction set in 16th century Peru. I’ve been angling for historically focused work recently, so I was very excited when I was asked to work on this project. Depicting pre-Columbian cultures can be difficult due to the lack of visual source materials. I learned so much in the research and reference gathering process! Now that I’ve visited Peru artistically, I’d love to visit the country and further explore its vibrant history in person.