R. L. Carter


I have worked as an illustrator for clients in Canada, the USA, and the UK. I’m moments away from acquiring a BA in Studio Art with a minor in education from ETSU, but I also have an AS in Art Education from Walters State Community College. My inspirations are broad and range from Celtic myth to neo-noir cinema. As well as fulfilling commissions, I also write, illustrate, and self-publish science fiction and fantasy books. In 2014 I was awarded the Holly Adams Scholarship.

Where you can see my work

Darwin’s Evolutions, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Eggplant Literary Productions, AE Magazine, SQ Magazine, Arbor Institute of Massage.

2009 I created the logo for the Arbor Institute of Massage.
2009 Illustrated the cover of Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #27!
2009 Illustration “Agony at Yggdrasil” featured at the online fiction magazine A Fly in Amber.
2009 Illustration for “Fatecraft,” featured in Darwin's Evolutions.
2011 Illustration for Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, “Second Chances Made of Glass and Wood”
2011 Illustration for “Loyal Dice” by Lindsey Duncan at Darwin’s Evolutions.
2011 Cover art for SQ magazine #3.
2012 Self Published “Fractal Fiction.”
2013 Cover art for AE Magazine’s 12th issue.
2013 Self Published “Diamond People.”
2013 Cover art for Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, “Last Resort.”
2013 Cover art for “The Hag of the Wind” at Eggplant Literary Productions.

2011 2nd place Best Interior Art of 2011 from Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.

International Dean’s List Society
Phi Theta Kappa
Alpha Sigma Lambda, Zeta Tau Chapter


  • illustration
  • concept art
  • character design