NEWS & EVENTS
Austin, TX – Michael Whelan will be showcasing his original painting DREAMSEEKER in an exhibition titled “Infinite Worlds – The Art of the Fantastic”.
This month long gallery show presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) will highlight artists working on a variety of projects from sculpture to book covers to creator owned endeavors.
The inaugural exhibition held at the Julia Butridge Gallery in the Dougherty Arts Center opens November 3 and runs until December 1.
Other artists on display include: Julie Dillon, Vanessa Lemen, Iain McCaig, John Jude Palencar, Dave Palumbo, John Picacio, Omar Rayyan, Greg Ruth, and Allen Williams.
Join legendary artist Michael Whelan next week at the 2018 World Fantasy Convention in Baltimore where he will be presenting OATHBRINGER, his latest cover from the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.
Michael will also be contributing several classic paintings to a special exhibit titled “Warrior, Wanton, Witch”, a retrospective of women as depicted in fantasy. Those paintings include THUVIA, MAID OF MARS, THE SNOW QUEEN, and AMAZONS 2.
The art show will be on display all weekend but please be sure to join Michael for a special autograph session on Friday and then for the art show reception on Saturday evening.
Books and prints can be purchased at the convention as well as original art from his wildly popular LEFTOVERS & PALETTE GREMLINS gallery project.
This year, the World Fantasy Convention will be hosted at the Renaissance Baltimore located in the Inner Harbor. The art show will be in the Maryland Ballroom (DEF).
Michael Whelan’s latest art book has arrived! After a marathon signing session, the books will start shipping on Monday.
Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Books is heading back to LA with master magician Rudy Coby. They’re stopping along the way to hand delivery copies to eager Kickstarter backers. We’ll be posting pictures on Tumblr, so be sure to follow the road trip.
If you missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, you can still preorder the books.
Grim Oak Press will be offering limited and lettered editions of the classic fantasy Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly with artwork (cover and interiors) by Michael Whelan.
Brandon Sanderson will be writing a special introduction to the book that, as readers will recall, set him on the path to becoming a fantasy author. He’ll be joining the author and artist for these triple signed editions.
Isaac Stewart, who has provided spectacular interior illustrations for Sanderson’s books over the years, will be supplying a brand new map as well.
The books are now available for pre-order. For more information, check out the news release at:
In November, Michael Whelan will be attending the Lucca Comics & Games festival in Italy.
This will be a great opportunity for European fans to meet Michael and view the iconic cover art for such books as FOUNDATION, STORMBRINGER, and THE SNOW QUEEN.
Michael will be exhibiting 30 works of original art in the prestigious halls of Palazzo Ducale, including THE DEVIL’S BRIDGE which was created specifically for the festival. Please join us for this rare event in Lucca, Italy.
Lucca Comics & Games is an annual convention in Tuscany. It is the largest comics festival in Europe with attendance last year topping 270,000—that’s 100k larger than San Diego Comic-Con!