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Covers of the Week #25: Ken Otsuka

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Artist: Ken Otsuka

Some romance cover artists like Ken Otsuka work for only a brief period in the field yet leave a lasting impact.

The Japanese-born-American artist Otsuka painted sweet book covers in the 1990s for publishing houses such as Kensington’s Zebra and Bantam’s Fanfare lines.

For over 40 years, he has worked in commercial and then fine arts. Otsuka’s seascapes are so realistic that you can swear you hear the ocean while gazing upon them.

His artwork appeals to the romantic senses, whether he created moonscapes, fantasy-romance clinch covers, or whimsical stepbacks featuring a swan lake or snowy background.

The Covers

For the week of Monday, September 27, 2021, to Sunday, October 3, let’s take delight in the beauty of Ken Otsuka’s romance covers!