WAY OF KINGS

WAY OF KINGS

WAY OF KINGS A new Whelan book cover is rare these days, but fans were delighted to see this one for best-selling author Brandon Sanderson. Michael has read more than his share of epic fantasy novels and took on this assignment with a bit of trepidation – especially when he...

DARK TOWER: LONG ROAD

DARK TOWER: LONG ROAD In 2009, Michael returned to the world of The Dark Tower in this painting created especially for the amazing coffee table book KNOWING DARKNESS: ARTISTS INSPIRED BY STEPHEN KING.

Z-WORLD

Z-WORLD Michael has semi-retired from illustration, but last year NESFA Press, the publishing side of the New England Science Fiction Association, asked him to do 6 covers for the collected stories of famed author Roger Zelazny. They told him that before he died, Zelazny...

DARK TOWER: CRIMSON KING

DARK TOWER: CRIMSON KING ….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…

RUNES OF THE EARTH

RUNES OF THE EARTH Cover art for the new book in the Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever series by Stephen R. Donaldson, one of the most popular fantasy series ever published. An epic illustration for an epic story.

DARK TOWER

DARK TOWER Cover painting for the #1 Bestseller THE DARK TOWER by Stephen King. Fully illustrated by Michael Whelan, the seventh and last book in the Dark Tower series brings to an end the saga of Roland the Gunslinger. Roland finally reaches the tower and Michael places him...

DARK TOWER: END OF ROAD

DARK TOWER: END OF ROAD When Michael Whelan read and illustrated the first Dark Tower book, he loved the story and like many fans, was thrilled when Stephen King continued the series. When he took on the task of illustrating the last book, this was the first painting he did. It was used as...

GOLDWING

GOLDWING 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...

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