About

Alena Kubíková (*1988)
Freelance illustrator and graphic designer, living and working in Prague, Czech Republic. I’ve been doing art since I was little, starting with scribbles on the wall of my children’s room. In 2007, during my studies of Informatics, I discovered digital painting, which later became my main technique. I like to come up with ideas and bring them to life, whether they’re interesting characters/creatures or something else. I have a soft spot for dark things and mischievous creatures. Beside my own art and projects (like Czech illustration project – Monthly creation on a given topic) I focus mainly on illustration (both book and gaming) and book covers. Other interests: Books, chess. And a lot of coffee!

Publication

2016   ArtOrder: The Journal, Salon Section – Goodbye, Summer
2013   Exposé 11 (Ballistic Publishing) – White Disease
2013   BubbleGun #7 – Night has faces II.
2011   Drawing Day 2011: A Day the World Dropped Everything to Draw – The joy of creation

Selected work

Illustrations for card and board games

  • Sorcerer (upcoming, White Wizard Games, designer: Peter Scholtz) – over 30 illustrations of characters, minions, sorceries etc.
  • Timeline: Česko (2018, Asmodee, REXhry) – 110 card illustrations (all sorts of historical events)
  • Timeline: Slovensko (2018, Asmodee, iHRYsko) – 110 card illustrations (all sorts of historical events)
  • Nádejný scenár (2017, MindOK, Love Letter variant) – 8 illustrations of characters
  • RONE – Races of New Era (2015, REXhry, designer: Štěpán Štefaník) – 4 illustrations of units and tactics
  • House of Spirits (2010, Lock ‘n Load Publishing, designer: Mark Thomas) – 4 illustrations

Book covers and illustrations

  • Věž havranů – Jiří Mikulík (2018, Gabriel Knox Gamebook serie #4) – gamebook cover
  • Pozor na paty – David Kaňovský (2018) – chess book cover and 5 interior illustrations
  • Různobarevní střelci v koncovce – David Kaňovský (2018) – chess book cover and 10 interior illustrations
  • Dračí hrobka – Jiří Mikulík (2017, Gabriel Knox Gamebook serie #3) – gamebook cover
  • 100+1 “nejkrásnějších” studií aneb “absolutní pohoda” – 2nd edition – David Kaňovský (2017) – chess book cover
  • Conan I., Conan II., Conan III. – Robert E. Howard (2017, Municipal Library of Prague) – e-book covers
  • Chybami se šachista učí – David Kaňovský (2017) – chess book cover
  • Válka zrcadel – Tereza Matoušková (2017, Epocha) – cover illustration
  • Jeskyně Tisíce přání – Jiří Mikulík (2016, Gabriel Knox Gamebook serie #2) – gamebook cover
  • Nebojme se chameleona! – David Kaňovský (2016) – chess book cover
  • Děti vánice – Tereza Matoušková (2016, Epocha) – cover illustration and 6 interior illustrations
  • Zázračná kněžka – Jiří Mikulík (2016, Gabriel Knox Gamebook serie #1) – gamebook cover
  • Vílí kruhy – Tereza Matoušková (2015, Mytago) – book cover and 6 interior illustrations