The Folk of the Air trilogy cover illustrations
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I recently completed a personal project based on Holly Black’s dark fantasy YA trilogy, The Folk of the Air. I illustrated and hand lettered covers for each of the three books in the series: the Cruel Prince, the Wicked King, and the Queen of Nothing.

Holly Black’s writing is a wonderfully unique combination of beautiful, magical, gritty and dark that I wanted to capture in the illustrations. My favorite part of this process was delving into each book and picking apart the motifs and thematic elements to use for imagery on the covers that would be unique to each individual book as well as cohesive as a series.

Rachel Bostick
Children's Illustrator
Austin, USA
Tel: 5129836880

Rachel Bostick is an Austin, Texas, based illustrator and designer specializing in narrative illustration for books. Her work takes inspiration from a lifelong fascination with fan… Show more.

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Austin SCBWI 2019 Portfolio Showcase Honor Award