Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The British Fantasy Awards 2007

The finalists have been announced, and lo and behold I'm amongst the five nominees for Best Artist. Wow, wow, wow. Les Edwards, Edward Miller, Dean Harkness, and Vincent Chong are my fellow finalists. I'm honored to be in their company.

Overall, there's some terrific and worthy work throughout the categories. MonkeyBrain Books got their first British Fantasy Award nom with Kim Newman's THE MAN FROM THE DIOGENES CLUB amongst the finalists for Best Collection. I'm pleased to see that. Congrats to Chris, Allison, and Kim! It's a terrific read, and I had fun illustrating and designing the cover.

6 Comments:

Blogger Dianora said...

Congrats, dahling!

9:34 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hey, thanks! Wish I could go to London and check out the Fantasycon scene over there. Maybe one of these years....

7:44 AM  
Blogger ryan v said...

Congrats!

Man, an easy way to find cool books is the ones for which you illustrate the covers! Occult Avengers?!

4:00 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Ryan. Yeah, I would say there's a bit of Avengers influence in this book. As far as the cover, I was more thinking of the swinging fashion described by Kim, and while I worked on this one, I kept watching a DVD of Jimi Hendrix's Monterey Pop performance, so that had a lot of influence on the color scheme....

11:13 PM  
Blogger Javier GacharnĂ¡ said...

Great Work! I was just passing by, and saw your excelent portfolio! You`ve got an awesome talent... congratulations and best wishes on your carreer.

7:40 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Muchas gracias, Javier. Thanks for stopping by! I'll have more on my blog very soon.

9:50 PM  

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