Participating Artists - John Picacio
John Picacio is a World Fantasy Award-winning illustrator of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His artwork is noted for its diversity and range, often combining traditional drawing and painting with digital finishes, as well as exploring methods such as hand-made assemblages. His works have illustrated the covers of books by Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Dan Simmons, Joe R. Lansdale, Jeffrey Ford, Frederik Pohl, James Tiptree, Jr., Mark Chadbourn, and many more. He has produced cover artwork for franchises such as Star Trek and the X-Men.
John Picacio's accolades include the Locus Award, four Chesley Awards, and two International Horror Guild Awards, all in the Artist category. He has been nominated six consecutive years for the Hugo Award in the Best Professional Artist category (2005-2010), as well as a nomination for Best Related Book in 2007 (for Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio). His illustrations have often been featured in the pages of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.
Clients include Ballantine/Del Rey, Bantam, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Tor Books, Pyr, Golden Gryphon Press, Subterranean Press, Roc Books, and many more. Recent works include covers and interiors for new Del Rey editions of Michael Moorcock's legendary fantasy icon Elric as well as the 2012 calendar for George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. He is amongst the artists featured in Karen Haber's art book Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art (June 2011, Rockport). He and his wife Traci live in San Antonio, TX.
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Artwork: Cover for Elric: Swords and Roses by Michael Moorcock (Ballantine/Del Rey, December 2010)
Mary Jane Jewell