LAST TRAIN FROM PERDITION

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.

SOMETHING IN MY EYE

SOMETHING IN MY EYE Cover art created especially for the Michael Whelan poster book of the same name, published by Mark V. Ziesing Books.

WIRED

WIRED A fascinating digital work which explores Michael’s love/hate relationship with creating art on a computer. It was awarded a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in their annual show.

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 From The Art of Michael Whelan: 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,...

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