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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