Currently working mainly with small press publishers, Raven provides quality cover and interior illustrations for magazines, role-playing games, and novels to clients such as Lovecraft eZine PublishingAdept PressAnvilwerksNeoplastic Press, Driftwood Publishing, and a variety of other independent publishers. For over a decade, he was also a member of The Artisan’s Quarter, the art-and-design arm of Athas.orgWizards of the Coast‘s official support group for their Dark Sun role-playing game.

Raven’s logos and designs are used by businesses such as Echo Shores Resort, and the internationally recognized River Point Resort and Co., where he served as the head graphic designer and photographer, creating a series of local and international ads and brochures.

Please contact him via email if you would like to discuss a project, receive a quote, or retain his design services. You may also use the contact form.


Rates & Other Information

Rates vary depending on the publisher, the scope of the project, and similar. Generally, a full-page color illustration costs from $200 to $600, depending on the complexity, detail, and intended use; while a half-page color illustration costs from $100-$200. Quarter page grayscale or B&W illustrations will cost around $25, again depending as above; while half-page grayscale costs around $50, etc. Spot work, graphic design, logos and similar are billed independently.

The WHS standard illustration contract is as follows:

  • Half the total payment is required before work begins on any contract; the remaining half is paid upon completion. Client receives print-ready finals after final payment.
  • Rough concepts are provided and approved before moving on to final versions; after concept approval, work begins on the final version and reasonable revisions are provided at no extra cost. After concept approval, new concepts requiring new finals or significant revisions will be billed as a new project.
  • The client receives contractually agreed-upon usage rights for the final artwork–first worldwide publication rights, to be used with a specific project and with promotion relating to that project is standard, while additional rights, or all rights of ownership, can be negotiated.


Example Illustrations

Example illustrations from various projects–click to open a new window with a full-size view. More of Raven’s published and personal illustration work can be seen in his deviantArt gallery.


“It Sleeps Beneath the Thames.”
Lovecraft eZine, Issue #33. Interior.


“One Charge Left.”
Fight On! Magazine, Issue #9 cover.


RPG cover.


Interior illustration, Neoplastic Press.


“Clutching Power.” Secrets of the Dead Lands, Interior.


“The Peaselee Papers.”
Cover illustration, Lovecraft eZine Press.