by Michael Whelan | Oct 31, 2022Reimagining the KA symbol that Michael created for THE DARK TOWER (Book 7). Inspiration came while listening to the original audiobook of the THE GUNSLINGER, read by Stephen King himself. There are several bones around the studio, human and other, which seemed to fit...
by Michael Whelan | Sep 20, 2016
by Michael Whelan | Jan 1, 2013Acrylic painting done for the dust jacket of the Subterranean Press edition of the novel of the same name.
by Michael Whelan | Jan 1, 2011For 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...
by Michael Whelan | Jan 1, 2010Album cover for the band’s second CD titled INFECTED NATIONS.
by Michael Whelan | Jan 1, 1997Cover 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.
by Michael Whelan | Jan 1, 1996Cover art created especially for the Michael Whelan poster book of the same name, published by Mark V. Ziesing Books.
by Michael Whelan | Jan 1, 1993Cover art for Meatloaf’s landmark comeback album. Named Cover of the Year by “CD Review” Magazine.
by Michael Whelan | Jan 1, 1992I saw the picture in my head one evening when I was stuck in a crowded room filled with noisy people. I felt trapped and driven to distraction by the commotion, hands grasping at me for attention, when all I wanted to do is get away and find quiet somewhere.
by Michael Whelan | Jan 1, 1990This 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...