NEWS & EVENTS

FIRESTARTER SIGNED AND REMARQUED

FIRESTARTER SIGNED AND REMARQUED

Michael Whelan illustrated the cover for the limited edition of Firestarter back in 1980 for Phantasia Press. It was his first work with Stephen King and led to his assignment on The Gunslinger a year later.

The book was limited to 725 copies plus 26 lettered editions and remains one of the most sought after editions of King’s work.

This year Phantasia Press planned to release a limited number of vintage Firestarter dustjackets signed by Michael Whelan.

Being a constant reader himself, Michael knew this would be a great opportunity for fans—only Stephen King signed the book at publication—so he has also remarqued these original dustjackets.

We are excited to announce this rare and special offering will be available in our shop on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at noon EST.

JIGSAW PUZZLES AT INKED GAMING

JIGSAW PUZZLES AT INKED GAMING

Jigsaw puzzles featuring Michael Whelan art are available now through Inked Gaming. Illustrations include all of the Stormlight Archive covers plus THE DARK TOWER and STORMBRINGER.  WEYRWORLD and MORETA will be available soon. Other products available from Inked Gaming include playmats (up to 48″ x 48″), dice bags, gaming crates, mousepads, and tote bags.

Are there any Whelan images you’d like to see added? Please let us know.

30K ORIGINAL ART GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM

30K ORIGINAL ART GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM

We’re celebrating 30K followers on Instagram with an art giveaway including a framed original from the Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson. We didn’t want fans on our website to miss out.

It’s not to late to follow us and enter for a chance to win a Stormlight Original. Just head over to @theartofmichaelwhelan on Instagram for all the details.

It’s not to late to follow us and enter for a chance to win a Stormlight Original. Just head over to @theartofmichaelwhelan on Instagram for all the details.

NEW IMAGES AT INKED GAMING

NEW IMAGES AT INKED GAMING

Back in December, we announced officially licensed accessories from Inked Gaming featuring art by Michael Whelan. Products included playmats (up to 48″ x 48″), dice bags, gaming crates, mousepads, and tote bags.

Reception for this new line products has been fantastic, and we’re pleased to announce the addition of 4 new images: THE DARK TOWER, EMPIRE OF GRASS, MORETA, and PEEKABOO FUZZIES.

We’ll have more images coming soon including WEYRWORLD and STORMBRINGER.  Based on fan suggestions, we’re also looking at adding products like tapestries and jigsaw puzzles.

ELRIC ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS

ELRIC ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Michael Moorcock’s legendary anti-hero Elric, Saga Press will be publishing the complete novels in a three volume omnibus collection starting in September.  Each will feature illustrations from the many talented artists who have worked on the series over the decades, including Michael Whelan, Gerald Brom, Robert Gould, John Picacio, and others.

The second volume Stormbringer will feature the original cover illustration by Michael Whelan that has been widely recognized as one of the most iconic images in all of fantasy.  

2020 HOLIDAY UPDATE

2020 HOLIDAY UPDATE

Thank you for the overwhelming support this year.

We knew 2020 would be busy, kicking off with two new covers including Stormlight art, our largest growing fandom. Even treading cautiously through uncertain times, this year has continued to surprise us.

We have been printing and shipping orders since mid-November. We appreciate everyone’s patience through the release of 3 new prints. While we’ve had a few unexpected pauses due to supply chain disruption of paper and ink, we are currently working through the last remaining orders before 12-16″ of snow arrives in Connecticut tomorrow.

PLAYMATS AND GAMING ACCESSORIES

PLAYMATS AND GAMING ACCESSORIES

We’re pleased to announce officially licensed gaming accessories featuring art by Michael Whelan.

Whether you’re a tabletop or digital gamer, we’ve got you covered with a new line from Inked Gaming. Available products include playmats (up to 48″ x 48″), dice bags, gaming crates, mousepads, and tote bags.

We’re starting with a selection of art that includes RHYTHM OF WAR and FAHRENHEIT 451—Michael’s latest covers—along with fan favorites THE WAY OF KINGS, SHALLAN, and FILED TEETH.  We’ll be expanding the line with new images so stay tuned for more art.

IN CONVERSATION WITH BRANDON SANDERSON

IN CONVERSATION WITH BRANDON SANDERSON

Michael Whelan had the opportunity to sit down for a remote video interview with both Brandon Sanderson and Isaac Stewart to talk about RHYTHM OF WAR. Michael offered a sneak peak of some preliminary art created for the new cover. While this was filmed for the virtual book release, it’s available now for everyone to watch on Brandon’s YouTube channel.

And if you haven’t made it to the end of the conversation yet, Brandon wanted to let you know that prints of the cover art are now available in our shop!

FALL UPDATE: NEW PRINTS AND ORIGINAL ART

FALL UPDATE: NEW PRINTS AND ORIGINAL ART

We’ve seen a steady flow of questions regarding Michael’s latest cover illustrations so I thought I’d provide an update for the upcoming holiday season.

We were intending to offer prints of both FAHRENHEIT 451 and long time fan-favorite DESCENT (cover for The Martian Chronicles) for Ray Bradbury’s centennial in August, but this year has been challenging in so many ways.  We will finally release these prints during the holidays (likely with our Cyber Monday email right after Thanksgiving).

We will be offering prints of RHYTHM OF WAR with the same size options as the others in the Stormlight series (18×24 and 24×36). The timing will coincide with the release of the book so expect the prints to drop as the book lays down on November 17.

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