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The ArtistsThe books of the Warrior Cats series could never be complete without its cover art and illustrations, and this could never be done without a good artist.
This page lists the artists who work on the Warrior Cats series.
Wayne McLoughlin was born in Wales. With his passion of nature and art he became an explorer (of Hampstead Heath, London, and later, of the swamps of northern Florida) and often recorded his finding in sketches and paintings. After serving in the USMC in Vietnam, Wayne went to San Diego State University. After which he worked on many projects, for a variety of people, one of which was for the Warriors series.
Warrior Cats books illustrated by Wayne McLoughlin:
Into the Wild
Fire and Ice
Forest of Secrets
A Dangerous Path
The Darkest Hour
The Fourth Apprentice
Sign of the Moon
The Forgotten Warrior
The Last Hope
The Sun Trail
The First Battle
The Blazing star
A Forest Divided
Path of Stars
Secrets of the Clans
Code of the Clans
Cats of the Clans
Battles of the Clans
Other Notable Work
He was hired by CRM Books to photograph tribal life in the South Pacific and interior New Guinea for the book, Anthropology Today.
After later working overseas in television and commercial design, he returned to the United States where he started a career creating illustrated humor parodies for national magazines, including Esquire, Omni, Next, Yankee, and National Lampoon.
Major corporations like Citibank, Ford Motor Company, IBM, Motorola, Adidas, Texaco, and Mastercard also commissioned award-winning pieces for their special projects and campaigns.
He also did work for several publishers and institutions which include the National Geographic Society, Audubon, Scientific American, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and the Nature Museum at Grafton, VT.
Wayne's has also worked on many other books and publications that focus on animals and aspects of nature, like Warrior Cats. One of these is the other 'Erin Hunter' series Seekers.
As an experienced outdoorsman, for twenty years he has also served as a regular contributor to outdoor magazines like Sports Afield and Sporting Tales. He was also a Contributing Editor to Field & Stream for over a decade, where he explored the humorous side of the sportsman's life in prose and pictures.
Owen Richardson is a fairly unknown artist, who was asked to do new covers for the Warriors series.
He stated the following:
I have been fortunate to work with the best designers and directors in bringing these pictures to life; and we have worked hard to reimagine them in a new and beautiful series of covers that might inspire new Clans of readers. I sincerely hope you approve of the new covers. For it is in the imagination of you, the faithful readers of this series that these characters are truly brought to life.
Since beginning work on Warriors, he has create artwork for previous books, which were reprinted with his artwork, instead of the previous work of Wayne McLoughlin.
He has now also taken over the new books, beginning with The Apprentice's Quest. It seems he will be the main artist over the previous artist Wayne McLoughlin from now on.
You can find more of his work in his portfolio here: Owen Richardson's Art Portfolio
James L. Barry:
The Lost Warrior
A Clan in Need
The Heart of a Warrior
Beyond The Code
After The Flood
The Rise of Scourge
Into The Woods
Escape From The Forest
Return To The Clans
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