….he sat on his throne…which is made of skulls…he sat there with his elbow on his knee and his fist on his chin, like a man thinking long thoughts…all the while watching them writhe…and convulse on the floor… EYE is painted almost exactly as I envisioned it in a dream. Cover art for the third book in the Otherland series by Tad Williams, highly recommended by Michael Whelan. After Michael Whelan illustrated the first book in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, his artwork became synonymous with the story. The author doesn’t describe the tower in the early books of the series, but many of the main characters experience dream... When my son Adrian was 3 or 4 years old, we used to go to an abandoned construction site where there were huge slabs of concrete embedded with iron reinforcing rods. When we struck the rebar with a stone or another piece of metal they would ring like bells. It was... The uncertainty of and inescapable attraction to the concept of life after death. Cover art created especially for the Michael Whelan poster book of the same name, published by Mark V. Ziesing Books. One of Michael’s personal favorite illustrations. Of all the paintings hanging in my home, this one probably elicits the most comments. It’s also a good example of why I am reluctant to say too much about my work. Some people are frightened by it, some view it as peaceful, and some are just struck by its... As a transplanted Californian, each year I am transfixed by the fall colors near my home in Connecticut and I created this for the title page of my book THE ART OF MICHAEL WHELAN.