Warriors: Skyclan & The Stranger – After the Flood

The last book in the Skyclan trilogy is out today!  Will Skyclan recover from the flood and will Leafstar finally recognize Sol’s true nature?

When Tokyopop went under last year, I was a was in the middle of illustrating the second book in this trilogy.  I was a little worried about the conclusion of this trilogy but thankfully Harper Collins took over publication of the Warriors manga.  Very glad to have worked on the series and thanks to Lillian Diaz-Przybyl at Tokyopop and Erica Sussman at Harper for being such great editors!

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Adventure Games

I just received my comp copies of Warriors: Omen of the Stars; The Last Hope by Erin Hunter, with another beautiful cover painted by Wayne McLoughlin.   Inside, is the seventh adventure game that I’ve illustrated.  These role playing games allow players to create their own Warrior cat who must deal with a variety of challenges, similar to Dungeons and Dragons.  I created art for the full color rule book and spot illustrations for a number of different scenarios.

Nigel

Nigel

I made this little drawing for my friend John. He has a very  cool and fearless cat named Nigel. They live on the top floor of a building in Long Island City and Nigel paces the edge of the balcony without a worry!  I guess he would be a member of Skyclan if he was a Warrior.

The illustration was done on a trading card size piece of Bristol. You can buy them in packages but I usually cut my own.  When I give them as gifts, I put the cards in those plastic sleeves and attach some magnets on the back so they can be put on the refrigerator.

I took some photos of Nigel last time we visited, so you can see the reference.

And here’s the view from John’s terrace. Imagine Nigel patroling the guard rail!

Manhattan view from Long Island City.

If anyone is interested in commissioning an illustration of their cat, contact me for details. james@jlbarry.com

Warriors: Skyclan and the Stranger

In addition to the short comic in  Crookedstar’s Promise, a whole new manga has also been released today called Skyclan and the Stranger. This graphic novel follows the cats of Skyclan and the fierce warrior Leafstar, as she struggles to balance motherhood with her leadership duties.  I had a blast developing these new characters, the rocky gorge they call home and their exciting story.  Hope you’ll all check it out!

Skyclan and the Stranger: The Rescue