Featured Artist: Michael Whelan
Since 1980, Michael Whelan has been one of the world’s premier fantasy and science fiction artists. He is currently working full time on his fine art paintings, but in the past three decades he has created more than 350 book and album covers for authors and artists like Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, the Jacksons, Sepultura, and MeatLoaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher in addition to such diverse companies as National Geographic, Roadrunner Records, and The Franklin Mint. This year he had his fourth gallery show of new personal works and he was the American Artist Guest of Honor for Nippon 2007, the first World Science Fiction Convention in Japan.
The above painting is The Runes of the Earth, cover art for the new book in the Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever series by Stephen R. Donaldson. Michael Whelan also designed the cover art for the fantasy novel Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb.