Tuesday, May 31, 2011

2011 Chesley Awards Finalist x 3!

Wow! I'm a 2011 Chesley Awards finalist! Just landed home from BayCon 2011. Thanks to Dani Kollin, I just discovered that I'm a finalist in three Chesley categories this year. Wow, wow, wow. Thanks to all ASFA voters for these noms. I'm very grateful to be amongst this year's stellar list of works. Here are my three nominated works, followed by this year's complete list of nominees.

Finalist for Best Paperback Cover Illustration:

John Picacio
Elric: Swords and Roses
by Michael Moorcock
Del Rey
December 2010


Finalist for Best Hardcover Illustration:

John Picacio
The Waters Rising
by Sheri S. Tepper
Harper Voyager
August 2010


Finalist for Best Interior Illustration:

John Picacio
Elric: Swords and Roses
by Michael Moorcock
Del Rey, December 2010


Big thanks to my art directors on the above works -- David Stevenson (Del Rey), Richard Aquan (HarperCollins), and Betsy Mitchell (Ballantine/Del Rey).

Here's the complete list of 2011 Chesley Awards nominees. Congrats to all! Very honored and grateful to be in your company!


Volkan Baga, for The Zombies of Oz by Christian Endres; Atlantis, November 2010

Jason Chan, for Geist by Phillipa Ballantine; Ace, November 2010

Jon Foster, for Dreadnought by Cherie Priest; Tor, September 2010

Todd Lockwood, for The Ragged Man by Tom Lloyd; Pyr, August 2010

Stephan Martiniere, for Ares Express by Ian McDonald; Pyr, August 2010

Anthony Palumbo, for Yarn by Jon Armstrong; Night Shade Books, 12/2010

John Picacio, for Elric: Swords and Roses by Michael Moorcock; Del Rey, December 2010

Dan Dos Santos, for Alien Tango by Gini Koch; DAW, December 2010


Kinuko Y. Craft, for Midsummer Night by Freda Warrington; Tor, November 2010

Don Maitz, for Blasphemy by Mike Resnick Golden Gryphon Press, 08/2010

Gregory Manchess, for Spectrum 17 edited by Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner;Underwood Books, Nov. 2010

John Picacio, for The Waters Risingby Sheri S. Tepper; Harper Voyager, August 2010

Michael Whelan, for The Way of the Kings by Brandon Sanderson; Tor, August 2010


Julie Dillon, for Clarkesworld #48; September 2010

Nick Greenwood, for Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show #17; June 2010

David A. Hardy, forAnalog; April 2010

Audrey Lazarev, forClarkesworld #50; November 2010

Sergio Rebolledo, forClarkesworld #40; January 2010

James Ryman, for Heavy Metal; January 2010


Thomas S. Kuebler, Scream Queen; mixed media

David Meng, Amphibiana; mixed media

Mark Newman, Eel Walker; bronze

Michael Parkes, The Letter; bronze

Jordu Schell, Ixana; mixed media

Vincent Villafranca, The Dogs of War; bronze

***Interior Illustration

Jason Chan, Vilcabamba by Harry Turtledove; Tor.com, 2010

Jon Foster, Four Horsemen, at Their Leisure by Richard Parks; Tor.com, April 2010

Donato Giancola, Middle Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth by Donato Giancola; Underwood Books, 10/2010

John Picacio, Elric: Swords and Roses by Michael Moorcock; Del Rey, December 2010

Keith Thompson, Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld; Simon Pulse, October 2010

***Unpublished Color

Daren Bader, Isis; oil

Julie Dillon, Planetary Alignment; digital

David A. Hardy, Portals to Infinity; acrylic

Omar Rayyan, The Favorite; oil

Matthew Stewart, Waterfall Dragons; oil

Raoul Vitale, Torin's Quest; oil

***Unpublished Monochrome

Eric Braddock, Highborne; graphite & white charcoal on toned paper

Anthony Francisco, Tikbalang; digital

Ed Ko, Drawing for Beautiful Grim; pencil

Petar Meseldžija, UNK!; pencil

Ian Miller, Triptych; ink

David Palumbo, Zombie Girl; acrylic


Bob Eggleton, Dragon's Domain: The Ultimate Dragon Painting Workshop; Impact, September 2010

Donato Giancola, St. George and the Dragon, promo art for Dragon*Con 2010

Lars Grant-West, Pact of the Blind, promo art for IlluXCon 3

David Palumbo, Transcend (aka Judgment), Heavy Metal tarot card; 2010

Sam Weber, Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan, promo art for Tor ebook; January 2010


Daarken, Harbor Serpent (Magic card, Magic 2011 core set); WotC, July 2010

Lucas Graciano, Amorphous Drake (Legends of Norrath); Sony Online Entertainment, 2010

Kekai Kotaki, Gaea's Revenge (Magic card, Magic 2011 core set); WotC, July 2010

Howard Lyon, Eel Umbra (Magic card, “Rise of the Eldrazi” set); WotC, April 2010

Matthew Stewart, Bloodshot Trainee (Magic card, “Scars of Mirrodin” set); WotC, October 2010

L. A. Williams, Maritime Guard (Magic card, Magic 2011 core set); WotC, July 2010

***Art Director

Lou Anders — Pyr Books

Irene Gallo — Tor

William Schafer — Subterranean Press

Jon Schindehette — Wizards of the Coast

David Stevenson — Ballantine / Del Rey

***Lifetime Artistic Acheivement


Jeffrey / Catherine Jones

Ian Miller

Moebius/Jean Giraud

Darrell K. Sweet

Boris Vallejo

ASFA has full galleries of all of the nominated works! Check 'em out!


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