A to Z Challenge: Chris McGrath

The A to Z Challenge is a meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 2000+ participants and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I thought I'd do something I generally try very hard not to do, and that is judge a book by its cover. Yes, this year my A to Z Challenge is all about the cover artists who give the books we know and love so much damn shelf appeal.

Continuing through the alphabet, we have Chris McGrath, the man behind the amazing covers below:

Chris has been tagged to provide a distinct look to a wide variety of series, with gothic and steampunk influences prevalent in many of them. His characters always look alive, as if they were captured in mid-motion or between movements, giving them a more realistic feel.

Be sure to check out his site here.


  1. I like your theme. I never really think about the cover artists.


  2. I really like the Vampire Empire and Max Gladstone ones. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love his work. I always loved the vibe from the Vampire Empire cover.


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