The cover art for DRAGONWRITER, A TRIBUTE TO ANNE MCCAFFREY AND PERN was originally conceived in 1991 for her novel ALL THE WEYRS OF PERN.Anne often reminded readers that her Pern series were science fiction novels and this was a scene that she wished could be on the... Originally painted for the 2005 Dragons & Mystics: The Art of Michael Whelan calendar. Years later, Michael revised the image when he was the Artist Guest of Honor for DragonCon’s 25th Anniversary (the East Coast’s largest science... Painted for the cover of my 2003 calendar, which was titled DRAGONS & MYSTICS by the publisher in spite of my protests. Up until that point, I’d only done 14 dragon paintings in 30 years—about 4% of my work—yet they insisted on labeling me as a “dragon... The Girl Who Heard Dragons is a collection of Anne McCaffrey’s short fantasy and science fiction, mostly published in various magazines or anthologies. The title novella is part of the Dragonrider of Pern series, but the rest of the works are not. Since Michael was... This classic painting for SKYBOWL by Melanie Rawn features signature Whelan cover art traits. It’s a majestic portrait of the hero and the dragon so any dragon fan would be intrigued, but in the head bandage, the glowing flame, and the sad but resolute look in... Michael Whelan’s cover art for ALL THE WEYRS OF PERN by Anne McCaffrey is a wonderful dragon image for both the story and the dragon fan who hasn’t read the book. After the huge success of THE WHITE DRAGON the Pern series was growing, but when it was time... After Michael submitted his concept sketch for the cover of SUNRUNNER’S FIRE by Melanie Rawn, he realized that the anatomy of the dragon’s wings was inconsistent with the structure on the other covers he had done for the series. He corrected the wings to... The first version of the cover for SUNRUNNER’S FIRE by Melanie Rawn-with the later addition of the small dragon.