Michael Whelan had the opportunity to sit down for a remote video interview with both Brandon Sanderson and Isaac Stewart to talk about RHYTHM OF WAR. Michael offered a sneak peak of some preliminary art created for the new cover. While this was filmed for the virtual book release, it’s available now for everyone to watch on Brandon’s YouTube channel.
And if you haven’t made it to the end of the conversation yet, Brandon wanted to let you know that prints of the cover art are now available in our shop!
It has always been a deep-seated desire of mine to one day have a Whelan painting on one of my works. Without this man’s skill and vision, I might never have discovered the fantasy genre, and I might not be writing novels today.
I’ve been lucky to have some…incredible artists paint covers for my books. But I’ve rarely felt as much excitement, wonder, and awe as I did when I got to open an email and see the cover for The Way of Kings.
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When a fan wrote in asking why TOR hadn’t done a digital wallpaper for OATHBRINGER as they had for THE WAY OF KINGS and WORDS OF RADIANCE, I knew I had a project on my hands.
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:
Brandon Sanderson recently announced the release of a leatherbound edition of his first novel Elantris.
This special tenth anniversary edition will include Michael Whelan’s painting PASSAGE: VERGE, which Brandon cited as an inspiration in writing the book and also his “all-time favorite” Whelan image.
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.
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.