Cover Art

On the Cover | Dec. 9, 2021

learn more about this issue’s cover art

illustrated by Claire Dronen |

“Blackbear” by Claire Dronen

Claire Dronen is a Minnesota-born artist working as a product designer and illustrator. Her illustrative works include themes of mythology, Biblical narratives, and all things observed in nature.

“Blackbear,” 10” x 10” Digital Illustration (2020) by Claire Dronen •  From the artist: “From the depths of winter this bear was born. After a particularly cold week in January, my mind drifted to the memories of just how magical a springtime forest can be with all of its resurgence of beauty and life. It was my aim to paint these memories by surrounding a freshly awoken bear with red currants and cheery yellows.” 


Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a message.