Tuesday, April 03, 2007

John Picacio: Hugo Nominee Profile

The first of five posts highlighting the Best Pro Artist Hugo nominees:

John Picacio has illustrated covers for books by Harlan Ellison, Michael Moorcock, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Jeffrey Ford, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert Heinlein, Graham Joyce, and many, many others. In 2002, he received the International Horror Guild Award for Best Artist. In 2005, he received a Chesley Award for Best Paperback Cover and the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist. In 2006, he received the Chesley Award for Artistic Achievement and was a Locus Award finalist. This is his third consecutive nomination for the Best Professional Artist Hugo and his art book, Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio, is one of the five finalists for this year’s Hugo in the Best Related Book category. For more info and images, please visit his website and blog.

Cover for A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (Harpercollins/Eos)
Cover for
Time's Child by Rebecca Ore (Harpercollins/Eos)
Wraparound cover for
The Empire of Ice Cream by Jeffrey Ford (Golden Gryphon)

Thumbnail Interview with John.

1 comment:

Mark Anthony said...

The guy on the cover of the book "A Canticle for Leibowitz" was my freshman comp professor. Who is supposedly good friends with the artist. I shall make sure I pick up a copy of John Picacio's Cover Story. I am fan of his brilliant work.