SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS

SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS

What Lies Beyond: A Panel Discussion on SFF Illustration

Science fiction and fantasy illustration have been thriving for as long as art has existed. A stroll through any major museum features depictions of gods and demons, dreams and nightmares, and speculations on what lies beyond our boundaries from ancient cultures to today. Join the Society of Illustrators’ discussion in New York City with 5 of the genres’ most celebrated artists: Michael Whelan, Donato Giancola, Rebecca Guay, Greg Manchess, and Sam Weber. Moderated by Tor Books’ Art Director Irene Gallo, the artists will chat about their careers, the industry today, and where they see science fiction and fantasy illustration heading.
SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS
February 09, 2013
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

http://www.societyillustrators.org

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FREE EBOOK MUTANT HUNTER: THE SLICKS

FREE EBOOK MUTANT HUNTER: THE SLICKS

Mutant Hunter: The Slicks by Stephen R. Cox is free to download on Amazon.com today (Jan. 16th) and tomorrow. This post apocalyptic series features cover art by Michael Whelan.

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A MEMORY OF LIGHT ORIGINAL ART

A MEMORY OF LIGHT ORIGINAL ART

Last week, we released the print for A MEMORY OF LIGHT which is signed by Michael Whelan and Brandon Sanderson. This week, we will be unveiling a “making of” gallery featuring concept art from Michael Whelan’s cover for book 14 in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time.

Along with the gallery, we will be offering original Michael Whelan art (several sketches and studies from AMOL) for sale in our shop. Michael is the only artist other than the late Darrell Sweet to illustrate a book cover (not ebook) for this epic series, making this a one of a kind opportunity to own art from a series that has over 40 million books in print.

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RE-LAUNCH PARTY GIVEAWAY RESULTS

RE-LAUNCH PARTY GIVEAWAY RESULTS

As part of our website re-launch, we’re announced a giveaway of 3 special prizes for 3 newsletter subscribers. Congratulations to the winners of our random drawing:

Laure Bircher – Poster of Your Choice, Signed by Michael
James Dana – Limited Edition Print of Your Choice
Stewart Hall – Grand Prize – Small Framed Sketch (pictured right)

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SPECTRUM Q&A WITH MICHAEL WHELAN

SPECTRUM Q&A WITH MICHAEL WHELAN

Spectrum Fantastic Art posted a Q&A with Michael Whelan, the first in a series of showcases with special guests of SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE 2 taking place May 17-19, 2013 in Kansas City, MO.

When asked what excited him most about the upcoming Spectrum gathering, Whelan replied…

It’s the inspiration AND challenge of seeing all the artwork and their creators, many of whom I am privileged to call my friends. Every year the bar gets pushed higher and the talent on hand is staggering. I believe that future generations will look back at these times and refer to it as the “platinum age” of imaginative art. And here we all are, riding the wave.

http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com

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A MEMORY OF LIGHT BOUND

A MEMORY OF LIGHT BOUND

A VISUAL TOUR ON TOR.COM

Are you a fan of the late Robert Jordan?  A bibliophile?  Or are you just obsessed with how things are made?

Head over to TOR.com for Irene Gallo’s tour of Quad Graphics, the book bindery where she documented the assembly of A MEMORY OF LIGHT, the last volume in the epic Wheel of Time series.  Irene previously ran a feature on printing the sales proof of the cover.  Both are fascinating articles and not to be missed.

And as the excitement builds for the release of A MEMORY OF LIGHT on January 8, 2013, we will be announcing a print of the cover illustration by Michael Whelan.  Stay tuned for that as well as the addition of AMoL original art concepts in our shop!

http://www.tor.com

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HOLIDAY SPECIALS AND ORIGINAL ART

HOLIDAY SPECIALS AND ORIGINAL ART

Looking for unique gift ideas for the holidays? Don’t forget to check out specials in The Shop. New prints for the holidays include Elric and The Dark Tower. And for that truly special gift, we’ve added more original art. What better gift than a one of a kind Michael Whelan?

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WOW INSIDER INTERVIEWS MICHAEL WHELAN

WOW INSIDER INTERVIEWS MICHAEL WHELAN

In a recent interview on WoW Insider, Michael Whelan discusses DEATHWING, the World of Warcraft painting commissioned by Blizzard, Nalathni Dragon, his Magic: The Gathering card, and the new Pern cover he’s illustrating.

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WINTER’S GLOW

WINTER’S GLOW

I wasn’t feeling in the holiday spirit this year, and as usual it took a painting—a gift for visitors of my new website—to get me into the mood of the season.

“Yupo paper” is an interesting surface. Don Maitz first recommended it to me, and I was pleased with how the sheet he lent me handled acrylics. When I found a 12″ x 12″ piece of the Yupo paper I’d ordered, I decided to try it for this year’s holiday image.

I put on seasonal music and got to work mixing raw umber acrylic and clear gesso (to give the underpainting some tooth). I splashed around paint and came up with a composition that I confess was partly influenced by a photo I once saw of a fashion model with striking wild hair.

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RE-LAUNCH PARTY GIVEAWAY – UPDATED!

RE-LAUNCH PARTY GIVEAWAY – UPDATED!

3 SPECIAL PRIZES FOR 3 NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS

We hope you’ve had a chance to explore the NEW MichaelWhelan.com. Please join us in celebrating our re-launch by signing up to receive future Newsletters and qualify for our Random Drawing on December 31, 2012.

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