Monday, July 30, 2007

ASFA's 22nd Annual Chesley Awards Final Ballot

The Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists has released their list of the 22nd Annual Chesley Awards Nominees. Current ASFA members can of course download the Final Ballot here, and vote by August 10th. For anyone else who's curious, the whole rundown's posted below. Some really terrific work on the ballot, and I'm honored to have two of my cover illustrations amongst the nominated. These were posted earlier this month when ASFA released their Chesley Preliminary List, but here they are again.

In the Best Cover Illustration -- Paperback Book category, here's my cover for Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s classic A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ (Eos).

And in the Best Cover Illustration -- Magazine category, here's my cover for INTERZONE #204 (May/June 2006).

Special shoutout to Pyr's Lou Anders. His sheer versatility as Pyr's Editorial Director and Jack-of-All-Trades has now been officially exposed to the world, as he's recognized with a Chesley nom for Best Art Director. How many editors have a Chesley nom for Art Director on their resume?? To all of my fellow nominees, I'm honored to be amongst you. Here's the full list:

Best Cover Illustration -- Hardback Book
* Stephan Martiniere, "River of Gods", by Ian McDonald, Pyr, Mar 2006
* Jon Foster, "The Demon and the City", by Liz Williams, Night Shade Books, Aug 2006
* Donato Giancola, "The Thirteenth House", by Sharon Shinn, Ace, Mar 2006
* Todd Lockwood, "Temeraire: In the Service of the King", by Naomi Novik, SFBC, 2006
* James A. Owen, "Here, There Be Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica)" by James A. Owen, Simon & Schuster, Sept 2006

Best Cover Illustration -- Paperback Book
* John Picacio, "A Canticle for Leibowitz", by Walter M. Miller, Eos, May 2006
* Daniel Dos Santos, "Moon Called", by Patricia Briggs, Ace, Feb 2006
* Vince Natale, "Queen of Attolia", by Megan Whalen Turner, Eos, Jan 2006

Best Cover Illustration -- Magazine
* Steven Gilberts, "Dark Wisdom: the Magazine of Dark Fiction", Winter 2006
* Renee LeCompte, "Fantasy Magazine", Summer 2006
* John Picacio, "Interzone" #204, May/June 2006
*, "Dragon" #336, January 2006

Best Interior Illustration
* Tony Di Terlizzi, "Care and Feeding of Sprites", by Holly Black & Tony Di Terlizzi
* Omar Rayyan, "Cricket Magazine"
* Yvonne Gilbert, "The Ice Dragon", by George R.R. Martin, Starscape, Oct 2006
* Justin Sweet, "Kull: Exile of Atlantis" by Robert E. Howard, Del Rey, Oct 2006
* Ruth Thompson & Lawrence Allen Williams, "The Book Angels" by Todd Jordan, Sterling 2006
* Michael Kaluta, "The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden" by Catherynne M. Valente, Spectra, Oct 2006
* James A. Owen, "Here, There Be Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica)", by James A. Owen, Simon & Schuster, Sept 2006

Best Color Work -- Unpublished
* Jim Burns, "Dryad of the Oak", acrylic
* Donato Giancola, "Tristan and Isolde", oil
* Stephen Hickman, "Galadriel's Harp"
* Michael Whelan, "Retrospection", acrylic
* Benita Winckler, "Changing", digital

Best Monochrome -- Unpublished

* Donato Giancola, "Red Sonya", pencil & chalk
* Stephanie Pui-Man Law, "Plum Blossoms", ink
* Alex McVey, "Love Bites", pencil
* Tom Fleming, "Spring", pencil
* Joe Bellafatto, "The Great Temptation: Angel of Death"

Best Three Dimensional Art

* Laura Reynolds, "Ice Dragon", mixed
* Gabriel Marquez, "Cthulhu V2", porcelain
* Scott Webb, "Head over Heels", polymert clay
* Forest Rogers, "Sea Maid's Music", clay and misc.
* Luke Eldridge, "Gargoyle Descending", wire

Best Gaming Related Illustration
* Carl Critchlow "An Ill Wind Blows"
* Ralph Horsley "Thri-Keen"
* Todd Lockwood, "Dragons of Fearum"
* Richard Sardinha,"Coils of Set"
* Eva Widerman, "Seed of Undead"
* Paul & Michael Bielaczyc, "Knightly Order of Ansalom"

Best Product Illustration
* Douglas Fitch, production design for LA Opera's,"Hansel and Gretel"
* Nathan Crowley, architectural design for the movie, "The Lake House"
* Eugenio Caballero and William Stout, production designer and conceptual designer for the movie "Pan's Labyrinth"

Award for Artistic Achievement
* Stephan Martiniere
* John Jude Palencar
* Kinuko Y. Craft
* John Howe
* Alan Lee

Best Art Director
* Irene Gallo, Tor Books
* Matt Adelsperger, Wizards of the Coast
* Lou Anders, Pyr
* David Stevenson, Del Rey
* Jeremy Jarvis, Wizards of the Coast
* Judith Murello, Berkley Publishing Group
* Nicolas Sica, Bookspan (SFBC)
* Justin Stewart, Apex Magazine


Anonymous Christopher said...

Congrats on this, and the Hugo nominations. The Canticle for Leibowitz cover is incredible stuff!

6:19 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Christopher. I appreciate it. How are you doing? Stopped by your Livejournal...good luck on your novel work!

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Christopher said...

I'm doing well--busy working and writing. Some health-related stuff slowed the writing progress, but that's getting better and I'm about to start a rewrite on what I'm currently writing.

I haven't seen many of the old comic book folks. I need to head up to Vernon and check out Finn's movie theater, and I'd love to head south and hit Austin, San Antonio, and Houston some long weekend.

That's about it...nothing too exciting--just staying busy.

Take care, John--good luck with everything!

7:48 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hi, Christopher --

Sorry for the tardy reply. Yeah, Armadillocon is next week in Austin. Mark Finn will likely be there. Rick Klaw too. I'll be out there for sure for all of Friday and part of Saturday. Best of luck as your health improves and your writing project finishes. Stay in touch...

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Christopher said...

I'd love to make it down for Armadillocon to see you, Finn, and Klaw. I haven't seen the three of you in the same place for a long, long time.

Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make it down.

I'd love a signed copy of COVER STORY, but it will have to wait for another time.

Hope you guys have a blast!

8:58 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

I'll sign that copy of COVER STORY the next time we cross paths. Hopefully that'll happen sometime next year. I'll tell Rick and Finn that you and I have been touching base. Take care over there, man.

9:52 PM  

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