BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION IS HERE!

BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION IS HERE!

Michael Whelan’s latest art book has arrived! After a marathon signing session, the books will start shipping on Monday.

Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Books is heading back to LA with master magician Rudy Coby. They’re stopping along the way to hand delivery copies to eager Kickstarter backers. We’ll be posting pictures on Tumblr, so be sure to follow the road trip.

If you missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, you can still preorder the books.

https://beyondsciencefiction.backerkit.com/

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DRAGONSBANE, NEW LIMITED EDITION FROM GRIM OAK PRESS

DRAGONSBANE, NEW LIMITED EDITION FROM GRIM OAK PRESS

Grim Oak Press will be offering limited and lettered editions of the classic fantasy Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly with artwork (cover and interiors) by Michael Whelan.

Brandon Sanderson will be writing a special introduction to the book that, as readers will recall, set him on the path to becoming a fantasy author. He’ll be joining the author and artist for these triple signed editions.

Isaac Stewart, who has provided spectacular interior illustrations for Sanderson’s books over the years, will be supplying a brand new map as well.

The books are now available for pre-order. For more information, check out the news release at:

https://grimoakpress.com/

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LUCCA COMICS & GAMES

LUCCA COMICS & GAMES

In November, Michael Whelan will be attending the Lucca Comics & Games festival in Italy.

This will be a great opportunity for European fans to meet Michael and view the iconic cover art for such books as FOUNDATION, STORMBRINGER, and THE SNOW QUEEN.

Michael will be exhibiting 30 works of original art in the prestigious halls of Palazzo Ducale, including THE DEVIL’S BRIDGE which was created specifically for the festival. Please join us for this rare event in Lucca, Italy.

Lucca Comics & Games is an annual convention in Tuscany. It is the largest comics festival in Europe with attendance last year topping 270,000—that’s 100k larger than San Diego Comic-Con!

http://www.luccacomicsandgames.com/

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STAMFORD MUSEUM

STAMFORD MUSEUM

This Friday, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, Connecticut welcomes Michael Whelan for the opening reception of The Korshak Collection: Illustrations of Imaginative Literature.

The Korshak collection is a vision of the fantastic, one of great illustrators, as well as illustrations that had a great influence on imaginative literature. In addition to 2 vintage Whelan paintings, this exhibition includes works by Frank Frazetta, Frank Kelly Freas, The Brothers Hildebrandt, N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle and many others.

Michael Whelan will be leading an informal walk through of the paintings on display, and afterward will be available for autographs. Come hear Michael talk about his work and share his insight into some of this fantastic art.

The Opening Reception is free of charge and open to the public, but please RSVP by Wednesday, September 20 so the museum can plan the food and drinks for everyone. Please RSVP via email or call 203.977.6521.

The collection will be on display from September 22 through October 29, 2017.

http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/

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AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL WHELAN

AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL WHELAN

We’re pleased to announce a special event on May 18 as part of the closing festivities for Michael Whelan’s BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION art exhibition in Riverside, CA.

Join Michael for an evening in conversation with J.J. Jacobson of the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and fantasy.

The Eaton Collection is one of the world’s largest, richest, and deepest collections of science fiction, fantasy, horror, utopian literature, and related genres.

This free-wheeling conversation and extensive Q&A session hosted at the University of California Riverside is sure to delight fans of science fiction, fantasy, illustration, and Michael’s artwork.

The event is free to attend.

http://www.riversideartmuseum.org

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MUSEUM EXHIBITION IN RIVERSIDE, CA

MUSEUM EXHIBITION IN RIVERSIDE, CA

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) in California proudly presents Beyond Science Fiction: The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan. This major exhibition showcases the full-range of Michael’s extraordinary career.

The show opens Saturday, February 11 with a reception at 7pm, free to the public. Michael will be available for autographs, and there will be prints on-site for purchase.

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LEFTOVERS & PALETTE GREMLINS 2017

LEFTOVERS & PALETTE GREMLINS 2017

Creative exercises can help keep an artist focused and productive. That was the thought going into 2016 with the Leftovers & Palette Gremlins project…and boy did the project prove essential in a year teeming with distraction.

Looking back it’s hard to believe I posted a new work every week—mostly on time—but there they are, all 52 still available to view. The project was so well received that I’m committing to do it again in 2017.

This year I’ll be publishing in semi-regular installments, not quite weekly because of time commitments like the exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum.

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BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION KICKSTARTER — UPDATED!

BEYOND SCIENCE FICTION KICKSTARTER — UPDATED!

Escape to thought-provoking realms in a major Michael Whelan exhibition opening at the Riverside Art Museum in February 2017. “Beyond Science Fiction” features 50+ masterpieces from the storied career of a modern master.

Michael Whelan’s pop-culture-defining imagery has undoubtedly influenced many of the top illustrators working today. But his deeply personal work simultaneously resonates with sophisticated art collectors.

“Beyond Science Fiction” offers a unique opportunity to view these both his illustration and personal works side by side in a breathtaking show curated by Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Books.

Come join us in celebrating work from an artist whose accomplishments are unrivaled in his field.

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INNER VISIONS

INNER VISIONS

Michael Whelan will be one of over 70 artists exhibiting work at the Abend Gallery in Denver as part of a breathtaking show of Imaginative Realism titled “Inner Visions.” The exhibition, which runs from October 8 through November 11, includes up and coming artists displayed side-by-side with award winning, world renowned paints.

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IX PREVIEW WEEKEND WITH LIVE PAINTING DEMO!

IX PREVIEW WEEKEND WITH LIVE PAINTING DEMO!

Michael Whelan will be exhibiting art at the first ever IlluXcon Preview Weekend, a celebration of Imaginative Realism at the Delaware Art Museum that runs from September 23-25

The event leads up to IX 9 in October, this year’s installment of the groundbreaking art show, symposium, and celebration dedicated solely to the genre.

The preview will feature a packed schedule of demonstrations, lectures, workshops, gallery tours, sketching tours, and more!

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