Iain McCaig

Iain McCaig divides his energies between a lifelong love of storytelling, and a passionate belief that everyone in the world can learn to draw. McCaig has worked for over 40 years in the entertainment industry. Many of his creations have become pop-culture icons, like his cover for Jethro Tull’s Broadsword and the Beast or his Star Wars designs for Queen Amidala and Darth Maul. He has created art for games, from LucasArts’ The Secret of Monkey Island to Respawn’s Titanfall, and for many films, among them Terminator 2, Interview With The Vampire, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Hook, Peter Pan, Charlotte’s Web, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book, and the ongoing Star Wars movies, as well as designs for the Star Wars: The High Republic graphic novels, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme parks. In his spare time, McCaig writes, produces and directs, and wanders the land encouraging people to draw and tell stories. In 2008, Palace Press published Shadowline: the Art of Iain McCaig, a combination of 28 years of McCaig’s commercial and private artwork, a mini-course in how-to-draw, and a fictionalized expose of his creative process. In May 2008, Spectrum Fantastic Art gave McCaig their GRAND MASTER Award, and in September 2021, the Concept Art Association honored him with a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Award. Based in British Colombia, Canada.


  • Smalltown Tales

    27 Aug 2024

    Smalltown is a special place. Think of it as Lake Wobegon or Norman Rockwell, with monsters. These 12 illustrated short …