Dear readers, you may recall a recent post of Andrew’s wherein he announced an upcoming brand-new hardcover edition of the Wingfeather Saga. The first two books release in March, and today Joe Sutphin released a first look at a few new illustrations!
The first editions of the books were illustrated by an assortment of artists—Andrew himself did book 2—so the publication team is taking this opportunity to bring the whole series together with a consistent look.
But enough piffle and blather! You want PICTURES. Here you go:
From Joe’s post on Instagram:
Last winter I illustrated all 4 of my pal Andrew’s books, including re-illustrating book 4. It’s been something like 7 years since I illustrated the Warden and the Wolf King, so I’m a very different artist today than I was then. Thankfully Andrew believes in me, and allowed me to be true to who I am today. Having said that, all of the characters needed redesigned. Because Nicholas Kole had already painted covers for the books, I decided to loosely reference his facial designs, to keep some consistency between covers and interiors.
What do you think of the new character designs? Which scenes are you most excited to see re-illustrated? I want a new look at the very last one.