Esther Coonfield is a freelance illustrator currently based in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University in 2014. 

Esther has always been intrigued by the world of fairy tales and folklore, and the macabre truths that lurk within their cheerful prose. It is this juxtaposition of the morbid and the whimsical that inspires much of her work. Through her dark yet fantastical illustrations, Esther enjoys retelling familiar stories in new ways, either to shed light on their ugly truths, or to express her own inner darkness.

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