Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Japanese Artwork

I promised to post more of the exquisite artwork found in my Japanese editions. Here is a dotey depiction of a boggle in the mountain grasses (from The Light-Bearer's Daughter). If you want to see the gorgeous full-colour covers, click on my website above and then on Bibliography, scrolling down to Japan. This artist has achieved a wonderful blending of traditional Japanese artistic features with classical English illustrative techniques, producing an overall enchanting effect! It's obvious that he or she actually read the books which does not always happen, usually because of time constraints. I'm going to contact Kodansha to ask for the artist's name so I can post it here.

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