Michael Whelan


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in Culver City, CA, The United States
June 29, 1950

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Michael Whelan is one of the world’s premier painters of imaginative realism. For more than 35 years he has created book and album covers for authors and musicians like Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, the Jacksons and MeatLoaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint.

Since 1995, he has also pursued a fine art career and his non-commissioned works are in established collections throughout the world.

A graduate of San Jose State University with a BA in Painting and a President’s Scholar, Michael went on to attend the Art Center College of Design also in California, but he dropped out to accept his first book cover assignment. He soon became known f
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2020 HOLIDAY UPDATE

Thank you for the overwhelming support this year.  


We knew 2020 would be busy, kicking off with two new covers including Stormlight art, our largest growing fandom. Even treading cautiously through uncertain times, this year has continued to surprise us.


We have been printing and shipping orders since mid-November. We appreciate everyone’s patience through the release of 3 new prints. While we’ve h

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The Art of Michael Whelan

4.59 avg rating — 375 ratings — published 1993
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Michael Whelan's Works of W...

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Something in My Eye

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The Other Country  - A Fath...

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Pieces of Six: An Anthology...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1998
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2003
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Vote for the Nov-Dec Groupread theme. We'll have the top two themes, and they'll be based on names of authors and cover artists. Bonus street cred goes to folks who pick books that have both cover artists and author sharing names.

Michael: Anything by Michael Moorcock, or cover art by Michael Whelan. Any other Michael's are fair game too
 
  6 votes, 20.7%

William: How about some classics by William Hope Hodgson or William Morris?
 
  5 votes, 17.2%

Catherine: C.L. Moore or anything with a Catherine" Jeffrey Jones cover.
 
  3 votes, 10.3%

James; James Enge or James A. Moore would work
 
  3 votes, 10.3%

"Quillifer" by Walter Jon Williams (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Charles:Charles R. Saunders or Charles Moll (did some Moorcock covers)
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

 
  2 votes, 6.9%

John: John Jakes plus John Duillo (artist on Conan of the Isles, Conan the Freebooter, Conan the Wanderer)
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Raymond: Raymond E. Feist and Ray Bradbury and covers by Raymond Swanland
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Robert:
Robert Lynn Asprin or Robert E. Howard or Robert Gould (did some Elric/MM covers)
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Michael Whelan, and specifically with Brandon Sanderson (Stormlight Archeive)
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Raymond (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Julie:J.V. Jones or Boris Vellejo's partner in art : Julie Bell
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Jan: Janet E. Morris and C. J. Cherryh (J = Janice), and Janny Wurts
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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