The Chronicles of Exandria Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina

The Chronicles of Exandria Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina
Cover of the standard edition
Creative team
Authors
IllustratorsVarious
Cover artists
  • Joe Madureira and Grace Liu (standard edition)[1]
  • Lauryn Ipsum (deluxe edition)[1]
Publication information
PublisherHunters Books & Apparel
Publication dateNovember 9, 2017
Media typeHardcover book (standard and deluxe editions)
Pages256
ISBN9780997671186 (standard & deluxe)
Chronology
SeriesThe Chronicles of Exandria
Followed byThe Chronicles of Exandria - The Legend of Vox Machina Volume II
In-universe date810-811 PD

The Chronicles of Exandria Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina is the first book of fan art published by the team at Critical Role. It was first published by Hunters Books on November 9, 2017 and was reprinted by Darrington Press in May 2023.[2]

Contents[edit | edit source]

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

"Vox Machina's adventures may be over, but they can live forever on your bookshelf thanks to the incredible talents and submissions of Critical Role fan artists from around the world. The cast and team behind the show have curated a breathtaking book composed of art created by the Critter community, titled The Chronicles of Exandria, Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina."[3]

Table of contents[edit | edit source]

The Heroes of Vox Machina[edit | edit source]

The Tale of Vox Machina[edit | edit source]

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Art directors and curated by: Liam O'Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, and Lauryn Ipsum (design of both the deluxe and standard edition covers, as well as the book interior)[4][1]
  • Copy: James Haeck (who "wrote all of the story text"),[5] Taliesin Jaffe, and Liam O'Brien
  • Additional copy: Cast of Critical Role
  • Copy editing and proofing: David Alexander Willis, Meredith Katz
  • Cover art (standard): Joe Mad! Madureira (penciller) and Grace Liu (colorist)[1]
  • Cover art (deluxe): Lauryn Ipsum[1]
  • Interior sample spread: Deborah Hauber (left) and Casey Bieda (right)[1]

The second edition of the book published in 2023 included additional art pieces, added by these newcoming artists:

  • AICandii (www.twitch.tv/aicandii)
  • Idamaria Pajala (@citrin3palace)
  • Thomas Brin (@brinmataujall)

The art pieces by Sarah Foster and Tess Fowler wasn't included into the second edition of the book.[4]

Illustrators[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Reception[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Lauryn Ipsum's website
  2. HYPE: The Return of The Chronicles of Exandria Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina Art Book! on CritRole.com
  3. The Chronicles of Exandria, Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina on goodreads.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Art Book Announcement: The Chronicles of Exandria Vol I: The Tale of Vox Machina (March 17, 2023).
  5. James Haeck (@jamesjhaeck) on Twitter: "i wrote all of the story text in this book and i'm proud of that but that's not important Y'ALL THE ART!!)" (March 18, 2023) — in reply to @DarringtonPress: "Great news, @CriticalRole art lovers—we’re reprinting the #VoxMachina art book The Chronicles of Exandria Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina! Over 250 pages of art from Critters around the world, curated by @LaurynIpsum, @VoiceOfOBrien, & @executivegoth!" (backup link)

Art:

  1. Cover of the deluxe edition, by Lauryn Ipsum (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  2. Chapter Three: Return to Whitestone with contribution art, by Nick Robles (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  3. Scanlan, by Critical Role (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.