Gus and the Starlight by Victoria Carless

Illustration and lettering

This is a middle grade novel about a family who take a road trip to far North Queensland and end up moving into a caravan and running an old drive-in movie theatre called The Starlight. Oh and, they can see ghosts!

For this fun story that also deals with some heavy themes, I wanted to create a cover that felt moody, adventurous and just slightly spooky.

Client: Harper Collins Australia
AD: Mark Campbell

Front cover art for Gus and the Starlight
Full jacket art for Gus and the Starlight

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All art © Jessica Cruickshank unless otherwise credited.

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