Friday, September 10, 2010


Here's one of my interior illustrations from Michael Moorcock's ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES, forthcoming in December from Del Rey. This original is pencil on illustration board, with a bit of white acrylic for good measure. It debuted at Dragon*Con this past weekend and will be on display at Fencon in Dallas next week, along with several other Elric originals. The cover art for ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES has received so much enthusiastic reaction, and I'm grateful and pleased to hear that. Many Dragon*Con attendees told me how much they're looking forward to the book because of the art, and that's terrific. Michael Moorcock is The Man.

This will be the sixth book in Del Rey's Elric omnibus series. I did the cover and interiors for the first volume, ELRIC: THE STEALER OF SOULS, and it's been an honor to be associated with the art for this series along with Michael Kaluta and Justin Sweet. I look forward to seeing the finished book when it debuts in December!


Blogger Jess said...

Damn, John.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Lou Anders said...

One of my favorites from your work on Elric.

10:54 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, fellas. :)

11:59 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Holy crap that is gorgeous.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very powerful imagery! Subtle and grandiose, all at the same time... Can't wait to see it in Dallas next week!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Mair said...

I love the stark contrast of the headdress mixed with the fadeout at the bottom of the piece.

Just lovely!

And hey, I was looking at some video from DragonCon - seems there was a walking, talking Elric there?

12:31 AM  

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