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Owen Richardson is the main cover artist for the Warriors series.[2][3]


"I have been fortunate to work with the best designers and directors in bringing these pictures to life; and we have worked hard to reimagine them in a new and beautiful series of covers that might inspire new Clans of readers. I sincerely hope you approve of the new covers. For it is in the imagination of you, the faithful readers of this series that these characters are truly brought to life."[4]


"Owen Richardson, (Jr.) is an artist based in glorious Salt Lake City Utah, where he lives with and is inspired by his family of angels. Trained in Illustration at Art Center College of Design, Owen has, along with some seriously talented Art Directors, Designers and Authors, produced hundreds of images of wonder for the covers of fantasy and young adult fiction, and has long relationships with most prominent publishers lasting many years."[1]


Initially, Owen's work only included the redesigned covers for the first five main arcs of Warriors; The Prophecies Begin, The New Prophecy,[5] Power of Three, Omen of the Stars, and Dawn of the Clans.[6] He has since then become responsible for all books released after, and including, Mapleshade's Vengeance. These books would include those released as part of the novellas, Super Editions, and main arc books.[7]
Some of his first edition printing books for Warriors are Mapleshade's Vengeance, Moth Flight's Vision, and The Apprentice's Quest.[8]


Reprinted Covers

He has designed the reprinted covers for the following Warriors books:[9][10][11][12]

First Edition Covers

Owen has been credited with the designs for the following new Warriors books:[blog 1]

Other Works

Some of Owen's other works include designing the covers for other popular young adult books, including Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Artemis Fowl, Daniel X, and many others.[31]



  • Kate believes that Owen will be working on the covers for all future Warriors books,[blog 2] and this is proven to be true, due to Wayne McLoughlin passing in July of 2015.[32]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Owen's digital portfolio
  2. Revealed on the Warrior Cats Forums
  3. Revealed on Kate's blog
  4. Revealed on forums.warriorcats.com
  5. As shown on Oregonbooks.com
  6. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  7. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  8. Owen has been credited as having designed these covers on each book's respective back flap, and these books do not have a 'Wayne McLoughlin'-style cover, due to being released after the artist's passing.
  9. Revealed on the Warrior Cats Forums
  10. As shown on Oregonbooks.com
  11. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  12. New Covers: The Super Editions on the Warriors official website
  13. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page back flap
  14. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page back flap
  15. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page back flap
  16. Revealed in Darkest Night, page back flap
  17. Revealed in River of Fire, page back flap
  18. Revealed in The Raging Storm, page back flap
  19. Revealed in Lost Stars, page back flap
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page back flap
  21. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page back flap
  22. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page back flap
  23. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page back flap
  24. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page back flap
  25. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page back flap
  26. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page back flap
  27. Revealed in Shadows of the Clans, page back flap; includes Ravenpaw's Farewell, Goosefeather's Curse, and Mapleshade's Vengeance
  28. Revealed in Legends of the Clans, page back flap; includes Spottedleaf's Heart, Thunderstar's Echo, and Pinestar's Choice
  29. Revealed in Path of a Warrior, page back flap; includes Tawnypelt's Clan, Redtail's Debt, and Shadowstar's Life
  30. Revealed in A Warrior's Spirit, page back flap; includes Pebbleshine's Kits, Tree's Roots, and Mothwing's Secret
  31. Revealed on Owen's Digital Portfolio
  32. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook (screenshot)

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