Monday, April 25, 2011

2011 Hugo Award Finalist!

Great news announced yesterday: I'm a 2011 Hugo Award finalist in the Best Professional Artist category. Huge thanks to all who nominated me. Deeply appreciated! :) Heard a few questions yesterday from people who couldn't remember if I'd won one of these already, and in one case, believed that I already had. LOL

For the record, this is my seventh consecutive Hugo nomination for Best Pro Artist, but no, I have not previously won a Hugo. I've finished in second place the last three years. Will this be the magic year? I have no idea, and no say in the matter. That's up to you, the voters.

My 2010 published work can be found here and includes cover art and over 20 interior illustrations for ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES (pictured here, pub. by Ballantine/Del Rey); cover art for Lauren Beukes' Clarke Award-finalist ZOO CITY (Angry Robot); and covers for Mark Chadbourn's DARK AGE trilogy (such as THE DEVIL IN GREEN), amongst several more.

Very grateful and honored to be in the esteemed company of fellow Pro Artist nominees Daniel Dos Santos, Bob Eggleton, Stephan Martiniere, and Shaun Tan.

The full list of 2011 Hugo nominees is here. Congrats to all! I'll be in Reno for Renovation: the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention this August. Will be a great time and hope to see many of you out there.


Blogger Kaya said...

Wow! Congratulations!!!

10:42 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Kaya! :)

11:27 AM  
Blogger ces said...


11:32 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Muchas gracias, Christine! :)

2:51 PM  
Blogger Charles said...


5:24 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Charles! :)

4:30 PM  
Blogger Mair said...

go get 'em!

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Rothgo said...

Just how far can the adage "Nth times lucky" get pushed? Too far: let's hope this year is champagne-tastic!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Adrian Johnson said...

Congrats, John! This year could be the year, sir!

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Thomas McAuley said...

Congratulations on being nominated for Best Professional Artist. Clearly, you work speaks for itself, but you continue to prove there is more to a professional than creating high artistry. You are a friend to fellow artists and the speculative fiction community as a whole. Your going out of your way to include me in not one but two dinner events over this weekend at World Horror Con that I simply could not have enjoyed otherwise made me proud to call you a new friend and peer. To me, you are a true professional. Thank you.

8:13 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Thomas. Glad things were able to work out. It was a good time, yeah? See you down the road, man. :)

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Papi said...

Cool !

4:59 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Papi. :)

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Rothgo said...

And now the votes are counted: CONGRATULATIONS on winning! Well done John: you deserve it mate!

3:29 AM  

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