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Rovina Cai

Biography

Rovina Cai

Rovina Cai is an international award winning illustrator who works across a variety of genres. Her poetic imagery has served as book covers, and as interior art for magazines, novels and picture books. Always up for a challenge, her work has also found some unusual applications, like appearing in a video game promotion, and on illustrated scarves.
 
Evoking a sense of place and emotion is a hallmark of Rovina’s work. She has visited and lived in a number of countries throughout her life, and these experiences inform her work. She delights in creating intriguing images that make the viewer linger, hungry to know more.
 
Rovina graduated from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been recognised with gold awards from publications like Spectrum Fantastic Art, and been accepted into juried competitions like the Society of Illustrators annual.
 
In her spare time, Rovina likes to daydream about the many cats she will adopt one day in her ambition to become a crazy cat lady. She currently works out of a cozy studio in an old convent building in Melbourne, Australia.

Rovina Cai

Books by Rovina Cai

Written by Patrick Ness and Illustrated by Rovina Cai - Adventure, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself... As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.