Illustration

RHYTHM OF WAR

RHYTHM OF WAR It was both a dream assignment as well as a monumental challenge to attempt to visualize Shadesmar for the cover of Rhythm of War. Choosing an approach to focus on wasn’t easy because of the myriad possibilities beckoning me in Brandon’s wonderful story—but I hope I...

OATHBRINGER

OATHBRINGER The forces of Odium descend on Thaylen City and the new order of Knights Radiant converge to defend against invasion. It’s a visual sequence in which I saw a lot of possibilities for the cover. Brandon doesn’t elaborate on the formation of metal conjured to shore up...

DARKNESS OVER HAYHOLT

DARKNESS OVER HAYHOLT Almost 30 years ago, DAW Books contacted Michael about illustrating the cover for a high fantasy novel by Tad Williams. Their amazing relationship began with The Dragonbone Chair, and Tad's work continued to inspire many epic covers from GREEN ANGEL TOWER through...

WORDS OF RADIANCE

WORDS OF RADIANCE Roshar is a world rich with strange flora and fauna, and Brandon Sanderson’s narrative features a diverse cast woven through multiple story threads, all complex and interesting. How to choose what to present on the cover for WORDS OF RADIANCE? Fortunately, Irene...

DRAGON ABOARD

DRAGON ABOARD 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...

SHALLAN

SHALLAN Many fans were dismayed when Tor revealed the art for WORDS OF RADIANCE. Brandon had mentioned that Shallan would be the focus of the book, but the cover featured Kaladin and Szeth.What fans didn’t know was the publisher had already approached me about a second...

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