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This Is Not a Werewolf Story


Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Sandra Evans
Art Director: Debra Sfetsios
Lettering and jacket illustration by me

2015 Simon and Schuster asked me to illustrate „This is not a werewolf story“ by Sandra Evans for them. They liked my placement holder cover type, so I cleaned it up to be used on the final cover. Below you also find the 3 sketches that we combined into the final sketch.

„This is the story of Raul, a boy of few words, fewer friends, and almost no family. He is a loner—but he isn’t lonely. All week long he looks after the younger boys at One Of Our Kind Boarding School while dodging the barbs of terrible Tuffman, the mean gym teacher.

Like every other kid in the world, he longs for Fridays, but not for the usual reasons. The woods have secrets…and so does Raul. As soon as the other students go home for the weekend, Raul makes his way to a lighthouse deep in the heart of the woods. There he waits for sunset—and the mysterious, marvelous shapeshifting phenomenon that allows him to go home, too.“