This Folio Life: The journey behind the artwork of Anansi Boys

Our new edition of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys is everything I hope for in a Folio edition, and is the result of years of exceptional creative endeavour from everyone involved. From the author to the editor; from the introducer to, crucially, the illustrator Frances Vallejo. It’s stunning and has set the bar for The Folio Society exactly where I want it to be! In this blog, Francis explains the process he went through in creating the artwork and design for this edition, from the vibrant slipcase down to the spiderweb-printed page edges.

Tom Walker, Publishing Director

 

The cover and slipcase art

 

The typography

 

Interior artwork

 

 

 

Chapter headings

 

 

Black and white integrated illustrations

 

Jesus “Johnny” Vallejo

 

Watch the interview with Francis Vallejo

 

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