Azanthea

Creating worlds as unique
as your imagination.

now booking commissions for 2022!

authors, gamers, fans, and cartophiles...

It cannot be denied: everyone loves a good map. And maps are what we do--detailed, sumptuous, bespoke illustrations that pull readers into your world. We take what you've imagined and make it real and we do it with style. Whether it's for your novel, your gaming group, a frame in your living room, a gift for a loved one... we are here to bring your imagination to life! 

In classic black and white to resplendent color, our maps not only make stunning additions to your book, game, or wall, they are also unique works of art that are totally custom drawn, by hand. We do not use map generators or cheap shortcuts! Every map is totally unique, created in close collaboration with our clients, and will be a timeless piece you will treasure forever.

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PACKAGES & PRICING

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BLACK & WHITE

  • Continent/World/Regional Map

  • Sized up to 9x12" (book sizes)

  • Black and white

  • Simple border

  • Simple icons

From:

$499 (to book Jess)

$350 (to book LeslieAnn)

Add ons

Illustrated border +$100

Illustrated icons +$75

Size upgrade:

Small Poster (11x17 ) +$100

Medium Poster (16x20) +$200

Large Poster (18x24) +$300

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COLOR

  • Continent/World/Regional Map

  • Sized up to 9x12" (book sized)

  • Full color

  • Simple border

  • Simple icons

From:

$699 (to book Jess)

$490 (to book LeslieAnn)

Add ons

Illustrated border +$150

Illustrated icons +$100

Size upgrade:

Small Poster (11x17) +$100

Medium Poster (16x20) +$200

Large Poster (18x24) +$300

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CITY

  • City/Town Map

  • Sized to fit your novel, up to 9" x 12"

  • Black and white

  • Simple border

  • Top-Down View (rooftops only)

From:

$799 (to book Jess)

$560 (to book LeslieAnn)

Add ons

Illustrated border +$100

Isometric view (side angle) +$300

Full color standard +$300

Full color poster $500

Small Poster (11x17) +$200

Medium Poster (16x20) +$300

Large Poster (18x24) +$400

ADDITIONAL
ILLUSTRATION

Chapter Headings

$100/per unique illustration

Title Page Art

(single page)

$199

Title Page Art

(double page)

$299

Page Border

$99/per unique illustration

Full Single Page Illustration

(black & white)

$299

Full Double Page Illustration

$499

Full Color Character Art

(shoulders up)

$199

(full body)

$299

(full body w/background)

$399

Don't see what you need?
Contact us with your unique illustration request and we will send you a custom quote for your project.

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We take only a small number of map commissions each year; it is HIGHLY recommended that you book as early as possible to be sure you get a slot. Depending on the number of commissions ahead of you, turnaround time can vary from a few weeks to several months. Contact us for an estimated turnaround time for your project.

Mapmaking Process

1

After choosing your package and agreeing to the terms & conditions, please contact us to place your order. Maps take several weeks to complete and we are usually booked out several months. It's important to book far in advance of your publication date to be sure the map is ready in time.Once you've paid 50% of the total price, your commission will be booked and mapmaking can begin.

2

To begin work, we will need these things from you: 1) a rough sketch of your world, no matter how messy, is the most important resource we will use, 2) a written description of any elements not clear on the sketch, incl. climate info and architectural styles, 3) if intended for a novel: print specifications incl. trim, bleed, and gutter measurements.

3

We'll send you a first sketch for your feedback and approval, then move on to the next draft. Throughout the illustration process, we will supply you with updates and questions, so that you have ample opportunity to request changes. When the final piece is approved, you will be charged the remainder of your fee, and we will deliver the final map to you.

Ready to get started?

Azanthea

Your books are awesome.
They deserve to look awesome.

Let the Lizard help.

Your world is awesome.
It deserves to look awesome.

LET THE LIZARD HELP.