North Star Road


I picked up a new client in 1996, Llewellyn Worldwide, and was asked to provide several woodcut style illustrations for a book on the wiccan religion called “North Star Road”. A decade would pass before I worked with this client again, when I would begin working on their ‘Witches Companion’ covers starting with the 2008 edition and I just finished working on the 2020 edition (writing this in 2018), also providing many black and white interior illustrations for the ten or so editions (along with other illustrators).

Two of the illustrations I provided did not make it into the book (the one pictured to the left, and the illustration of the witch on a broomstick pictured below), but I liked the ‘naked on a goat’ picture well enough that I ended up using it again on a self promotional brochure later in the year.

I have previously only shared a handful of samples from this project, but lately have been going back and being a little more comprehensive in sharing all the illustrations from these book projects. Sometimes the original art is lost (as some of it was in this case), and the samples that I am posting below are photos taken from a sample copy of the book that I recently purchased on eBay. So, for the first time since publication, here are all the illustrations that appeared in ‘North Star Road’.


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