Michael Whelan sat down for an interview with Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe last Saturday. The podcast is now available for download or to listen to online. Among the topics discussed were digital art and art versus technology.
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is dedicated to promoting critical thinking, reason, and the public understanding of science through online and other media.Continue Reading
Thanks Everyone for following my numbers adventure on Facebook all last year. It was a challenge – and a blast – for me to come up with a number each day!
For 2016, I’m presenting a once a week look at my “Leftovers” and “Palette Gremlins,” which you’ll see in the gallery below.
Leftovers are little spur-of-the-moment doodles or sketches created from paint left over from a work in progress. Most of these quickies end up in the trash, but some are kind of cool on their own and others have lead to full scale paintings.Continue Reading
Many years ago in a galaxy far, far away I was faced with painting works to use as portfolio pieces, hoping to secure a commission from a national magazine like Time. Being an early and enthusiastic fan of David Bowie, I decided it was a good opportunity to combine my interests in SF and his music in one piece.
In the end, I believe it never was used for a publication, but I don’t regret taking the time to create it. (Needless to say, I was thrilled to learn that he was cast as the lead in the film THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH!)
We are all diminished by the loss of this singular and uncompromising artist. Fly on forever, Major Tom.Continue Reading
Brandon Sanderson recently announced the release of a leatherbound edition of his first novel Elantris.
This special tenth anniversary edition will include Michael Whelan’s painting PASSAGE: VERGE, which Brandon cited as an inspiration in writing the book and also his “all-time favorite” Whelan image.Continue Reading
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Our favorite holiday season is upon us. But before all the ghosts, goblins, and Elsas knock on your door, we thought we’d offer you some artistic treats to get you into the Halloween spirit, and don’t miss these two special offers:
- Buy the limited edition CRIMSON KING print and get THE GATE OF ELURIA free—a $75 value!
- Get 20% off of the LOVECRAFT’S NIGHTMARE set, including framing.
Michael Whelan will be making his last appearance of 2015 at New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center, signing from 2-5pm on Friday and Saturday at Booth #2823.
NYCC runs October 8-11 and is sold out for this year, but if you already have a ticket and plan to attend, please stop by Chimera Publishing (Booth #2823) where Whelan prints and original art will be for sale all weekend.
New York Comic Con rivals San Diego Comic Con in size with more than 150,000 tickets sold last year, but it is the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City. We hope to see you there!Continue Reading
Michael Whelan’s newest painting HARBINGER is on display beginning today as part of “infra:Real: The Art of Imaginative Realism.”
Curated by Patrick Wilshire, creator of Illuxcon, the show features many notable SF/Fantasy artists and showcases them in a new venue. The Jonathan LeVine Gallery has 2 locations in New York City’s Chelsea area, known for it’s art galleries and night life.Continue Reading
The essential composition of HARBINGER came to me many years ago, and it has always centered on the wasp nest surrounding a stoplight—an omen of something running out of control, a slippage into chaos.
My initial inspiration, I believe, grew out of concern for the destabilizing and immense effects of global climate change, a sense of nature out of control and giving birth to unnatural and cataclysmic phenomena. I realize that it is not the happiest of subjects to dedicate a painting to, but the idea just wouldn’t let me go without painting it.Continue Reading