Horror

UNMASKED

UNMASKED For fun I thought to portray my own interpretation of the “Crimson King” as an early Halloween riff… but the sight of police state brutality on Wall Street—and the mainstream news blackout of same—is horror enough for me this year. Jeez. Well, the...

EVILE

EVILE Album cover for the band’s second CD titled INFECTED NATIONS.

MEATLOAF ASCENDANT

MEATLOAF ASCENDANT Cover art for a greatest hits album which featured songs from both of MeatLoaf’s BAT OUT OF HELL albums, so his signature bat and motorcycle have to appear. Michael Whelan gave them a twist.

BACK INTO HELL

BACK INTO HELL Cover art for Meatloaf’s landmark comeback album. Named Cover of the Year by “CD Review” Magazine.

ARISE

ARISE This piece was commissioned by a record company for an album cover, Arise, by Sepultura. It was a chance to experiment and have fun, which is what I did. After completing a small stack of tone renderings of textures and distorted faces, I photocopied them, cut them...

BOOGEYMAN

BOOGEYMAN One of Michael’s favorite assignments was the cover for THE YEAR’S BEST HORROR STORIES published by DAW Books – he did it for 10 years!

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