Charlie Bowater is a concept artist and digital illustrator known for creating art of popular book characters.
Charlie first started working with Cassandra Clare for a portrait of Ash Morgenstern that was presented as a poster at NYC Comic Con 2018. She did 11 portraits of the characters of The Last Hours, including James Herondale, Anna Lightwood, and Grace Blackthorn. These illustrations were used on the character cards and were also included in The Last Hours 2021 Calendar, with an exclusive, not previously released, twelfth illustration of Will Herondale and Tessa Gray for the month of December. Due to the popularity of this calendar, Clare collaborated with Bowater once again to create a calendar for 2022 featuring popular scenes from The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and The Dark Artifices alongside letters. However, due to complications from the pandemic and paper shortages, it was not released. It is unclear at this time if the calendar will be rescheduled for 2023 or if all the intended art will otherwise be released.
Charlie's art can be viewed here.
- "The twelfth is a secret and hasn’t been released — but twelve makes a calendar and we’re planning to offer a Last Hours one!" Cassandra Clare on Instagram
- "The calendar will span scenes from The Dark Artifices, The Mortal Instruments, and The Infernal Devices." Cassandra Clare on Instagram
- "It just wasn't in the cards, with paper shortages and just the general 2021-ness of the year." Cassandra Clare on Twitter