MUTANT HUNTER – GIVEAWAY AND CHEAP SUMMER READS

MUTANT HUNTER – GIVEAWAY AND CHEAP SUMMER READS

Get a taste of the series with a free download of THE SLICKS on Amazon this weekend Saturday June 8th through Monday June 10th.

For cheap summer reads, it doesn’t get better than that. THE SLICKS is a great jumping on point for the series. And LEGENDS OF THE FALLOUT and SPLINTERLAND are just $2.99 on Amazon as well. Be sure to leave a review on Amazon

Whelan is just beginning work on THE SKIN BAGS. Look for that cover soon, but in the meantime be sure to check out the gallery of Michael Whelan Mutant Hunter art on Cox’s website.

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ARTISTS INTERVIEWED AT SFAL2

ARTISTS INTERVIEWED AT SFAL2

A local public radio station in Kansas City, KCUR broadcast an interview with Greg Manchess, Donato Giancola, and our very own Michael Whelan on the opening day of SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE 2 last week. Topics of conversation included whether talent really exists and whether fantastic art will stand the test of time as the new masterpieces in the art world.

http://www.kcur.org

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STAINLESS STEEL DROPPINGS INTERVIEW

STAINLESS STEEL DROPPINGS INTERVIEW

Carl V. Anderson of Stainless Steel Droppings recently conducted an interview with Michael Whelan. Among the topics discussed were traditional paint versus digital art, personal works used as book covers, and SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE, a great event taking place this weekend in Kansas City, MO.

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ART FROM JORDANCON

ART FROM JORDANCON

When visiting the Glass Onion Graphics booth at SFF conventions, a highlight is the opportunity to see Michael Whelan’s paintings in person.

Of course his art looks fantastic on dust jackets in the bookstore—and even reproduced on our website—but there is no substituting the wow factor of staring at his original paintings up close.

And then there’s the opportunity to speak with the artist himself. When Michael isn’t busy participating in panel discussions, he can usually be found at our booth.

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NEXT WEEK – SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE 2

NEXT WEEK – SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE 2

Around Kansas City, you may see THE WHITE DRAGON billboard advertising this follow-up to last year’s premiere SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE.

Fans often tell us that the Pern dragons were their introduction to the world of fantasy so it’s a great image to promote this year’s show, but SFAL is also about celebrating what’s hot in fantasy art today – and the future.

Join Special Guests MICHAEL WHELAN, CHARLES VESS, TARA MCPHERSON, JON FOSTER, PETER DE SÈVE, and TERRY WHITLATCH along with more than 100 other artists for a fantastic weekend!

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JORDANCON Q AND A

JORDANCON Q AND A

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are answers to questions posed to Michael Whelan for the JordanCon bulletin. JordanCon V is taking place this weekend, April 19-21 in Roswell Georgia. Michael Whelan is the Artist Guest of Honor. Also appearing are Brandon Sanderson, author of A Memory of Light and The Way of Kings, and Harriet McDougal, editor of The Wheel of Time.
You have been recognized at some of the largest popular culture conventions in the country. What are your expectations of a smaller convention like JordanCon?
I’ve been going to conventions of all sizes for many years now, though I usually only make it to one or two a year. At smaller ones I generally expect to meet interesting people, have some enlightening and informative discussions, make new friends, sell some artwork, and see a place I haven’t been to before. Whether large or small, I usually come home a little hoarse and needing to catch up on some sleep!
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STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE NEWS

STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE NEWS

Fresh off completing the last three books of The Wheel of Time series, Brandon Sanderson is set to return to his own epic The Stormlight Archive this fall. The sequel to The Way of Kings (Stormlight Book 2) will be titled Words of Radiance and is scheduled for release on November 12, 2013.

Michael Whelan will also be returning to the series. Clearly, this is a special author / artist pairing. Whelan won the Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration (Hardcover) for The Way of Kings in 2010. His brilliant vision of Rand al’Thor adorned the cover of A Memory of Light, the last book of The Wheel of Time, earlier this year.

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SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE 2

SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE 2

Michael Whelan will be a Special Guest at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 in Kansas City, May 17-19.

The event grew out of the renowned SPECTRUM ANNUAL OF THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY FANTASTIC ART. The juried annual, now in its 20th year, showcases the best in the field in a gorgeous coffee table book.

SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE 2 is a celebration of art from our favorite science fiction, fantasy, and horror books, movies, and comics, providing a real world venue where fans, artists, and collectors can mingle while enjoying exhibits of original drawings, paintings and sculpture.

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JORDANCON 2013

JORDANCON 2013

Michael Whelan is Artist Guest of Honor next month at JordanCon. It is especially geared toward the Atlanta area and the South in general, but fans are coming from all over the world for a chance to meet Michael, author Seanan McGuire (of bestseller FEED fame) and A MEMORY OF LIGHT’S Brandon Sanderson and Harriet McDougal.

JordanCon is a fantasy literature convention founded in honor of the late Robert Jordan, author of the blockbuster series The Wheel of Time.  This year JordanCon is joined by the regional SF convention DeepSouthCon, so events will include four tracks of simultaneous programming, an Art Show, a Dealers Hall, a masquerade contest and a ghost walk.

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THE WHEEL OF TIME ORIGINAL ART

THE WHEEL OF TIME ORIGINAL ART

Original art that Michael Whelan produced during the making of A MEMORY OF LIGHT is now available in our shop. We will likely be adding more concepts so make sure to check back!

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