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Cover Art Visual Art

On the Cover | Jan. 13, 2022

learn about this issue’s cover art

illustrated by Alyssa Alcorta |

“Musk Ox” by Alyssa Alcorta

Alyssa Alcorta was born to a German immigrant and a Tejano. She graduated from UWEC with a BFA in Illustration. She skateboards, plays with pets, and chills in nature.

“Musk Ox” (Digital) 27”x21” (2021) by Alyssa Alcorta • From the artist: “I love animals. We can find them everywhere we look and they vary in traits as much as, if not more than, humans. For my work I use species that exist today as a starting point and then I alter them by adding fantastical elements and vibrant colors. Most animals typically have muted colors to blend into their surroundings, but I want these species to stand out in a way that they can’t do for themselves. So I draw my inspiration from the vibrant colors of graffiti, skateboard art, and other punk aesthetics that demand your attention with attitude. Their individuality is already there, I’m just using my art to draw it out for others to see.”


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.