HYPE: The Chronicles of Exandria Vol I: The Tale of Vox Machina is available now!

Written by on May 15, 2023

The Chronicles of Exandria Vol I: The Tale of Vox Machina is finally back—it flew off the shelves after its first printing in 2017, and is now reprinted by our own Darrington Press and available to you! This art book collects some of our favorite creations by Critter artists from around the world, spotlighting the first half of the Vox Machina campaign.

Pick up this art book today from Critical Role shops (US, UK, Canada, Australia, and EU) and Darrington Press Guild stores, or find it soon at other friendly local game stores.

Cover Art by Grace Liu and Joe Madureira. Photography by Captain Dangerous.

Inside of this amazing coffee table formatted book are over 250 pages featuring artwork of each member of Vox Machina, their frenemies and confidants, and the journeys they took. Additionally, commentary text accompanies the book’s chapters, written from the in-world perspective of Exandria’s Cobalt Soul archivists! Adding to the already-awesome collection, we refreshed the book and added 5 pieces of new-to-the-book artwork, like this piece by Idamaria Pajala!

A wondrous team brought together The Chronicles of Exandria Vol I: The Tale of Vox Machina, and we can’t thank them enough. Each piece was lovingly curated and art directed by Lauryn Ipsum as well as by Liam O’Brien and Taliesin Jaffe. Lauryn also provided layout and design for this beautiful tome. Our cover art is all thanks to Joe Madureira (Penciller) and Grace Liu (Colorist)! Wrangling the words were James Haeck, Taliesin, and Liam, with additional copy by the rest of the cast of Critical Role. Keeping things tidy and in their proper places were copyeditors and proofreaders David Alexander Willis and Meredith Katz, with project management provided by TL Frasqueri-Molina.

Art by Kent Davis. Photography by Captain Dangerous.

And of course, we deeply appreciate the artists: we are truly grateful to all who find inspiration in our stories, unleash their creativity, and share it with the world—you give us new eyes to see with! We highly encourage you to check out the full list of artists at their preferred handles below.


Alexiel AprilTwitter@AlexielApril
Amanda HakimTwitter@Amarearts
Amanda LienTwitter@alienfirst
Ameera SheikhInstagram@mikandii
Andrew S KellerTwitter@ASKeller01
Andy Lee  
Andy ShawWebsite
Anna Janiszewska aka dearHadrianArtstation
Anna ZeeTwitter@annazee_s
Anthony Bone ProctorArtstation
Ariana Orner  
Arie HongArtstation
Ayla MeridianArtstation
Brian ‘Sensej’ TerreroInstagram
Caio SantosTwitter
Carlos RuizArtstation
Caroline JohnsonTwitter@cjohnsonart
Casey BiedaInstagram
Chandra PandhitaTwitter
Charlotte SandmaelTwitter@cha_c_san
Chris NelsonTwitter@nelmdraws
David RodriguesTwitter@3rdclover
Deborah J Leone
Devon GeorgeWebsite
DJ CrumrineTwitter@djcrumrine
Emily KenyonTwitter@eTruffery
Evgenia LeonovaTumblr
Grace LiuTwitter@NightBlueArt
Hugo CárdenasTwitter@Takayuuki_art
Idamaria PajalaInstagram@citrin3palace
Iina SimonenTwitter@whichlich
Ivona MedarskiTwitter@Lynaiss
J. Nicklas AnderssonTwitter@nyvinter
Jackie FletcherArtstation
Jade LiebesTwitter@cindergroves
Jason Charles MillerInstagram
Jess TaylorTwitter@deuxdel
Jesse LarsenTwitter@jessejlarsen
Jessica MahonInstagram@my2k
Joana CarvalhoTwitter@_sleepyjane
Joe MadureiraTwitter@JoeMadx
John TaylorTwitter@johnktaylorart
Joma CuetoArtstation
Joshua Brian SmithTwitter@LokkenArt
Kageyama SatsukiTwitter@KageSatsuki
Karin RindevallWebsitewww.karrey.com
Kendra WellsTwitter
Kent DavisTwitter@iDrawBagman
Kerri AitkenTwitter@kerriaitken
Kit BussTwitter@AnemoneTea
Lauryn IpsumTwitter@LaurynIpsum
Lin RomanovTwitter@rlinarts
Lina BrunhageTwitter@ElfenCeres
Linda LithénTwitter@LindaLithen
Lindsey AlvordArtstation
Lloyd E. S. HoshideInstagram@lloydo6
Mark HendricksonTwitter
Mark VinsonInstagram
Matthew BattisTwitter@WhistlinFrog
Matthew WarwickTwitter@Mightydubz
Matthew WawnInstagram@matthewwawn
Maya KernTwitter@mayakern
Meg SimmonsTwitter@Megzilla87
Megan BradburyTwitter@BusyMatches
Michelle MarhamArtstation
Monica “Monmon” Gouveia CabralTwitter
Nadine SalvoTwitter
Nick RoblesTwitter
Oliver ElmTwitter@flyboy_elm
Olivia SamsonTwitter@fireStash
Ona NaumavičiūtėTwitter@Angevere_Art
Pri ParenziTwitter@parenzip
Risa HulettTwitter@vyllaart
Sebastian ReuterTwitter@ikkanrana
Sedona ParnhamTwitter@Anodesu
Selina EspirituTwitter@siriusdraws
Shelsey MuskaTwitter@NahanuLT3
Stevie MorleyInstagram@dirtfaery
Thomas BrinTwitter@brinmataujall
Tilla SegerstedtTwitter@TillaSeger
Titta TolvanenTumblr
Tom BoyleTwitter
Tomasz ChistowskiInstagram@chistowskiart
Viktor EngholmTwitter@Viktormon
Wendy SullivanTwitter
Will KirkbyTwitter@chamonkee
William Brantingham WashingtonTwitter@Bill_Wash
Wright BrunoTwitter@iorverth

All our thanks to this incredible team, and we hope you’ll enjoy this book filled with gorgeous art as much as we do. Find it at Critical Role shops (US, UK, Canada, Australia, and EU) and Darrington Press Guild stores, as well as coming soon to other friendly local game stores.

Art by Will Kirkby. Photography by Captain Dangerous.

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