Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio

A collection by award winning illustrator John Picacio, this title contains 200 pages of full color art, sketches, and thoughts about the process of creating cover art in the 21st century.
Cover Story The Art of John Picacio A collection by award winning illustrator John Picacio this title contains pages of full color art sketches and thoughts about the process of creating cover art in the st century

  • Title: Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio
  • Author: John Picacio Michael Moorcock
  • ISBN: 9781932265163
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    John Picacio Michael Moorcock

    JOHN PICACIO is a two time Hugo Award winning illustrator of science fiction, fantasy, and horror His artwork is noted for its diversity and range, often combining traditional drawing and painting with digital finishes, as well as exploring methods such as hand made assemblages His works have illustrated the covers of books by Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, L.E Modesitt, Jr Dan Simmons, Joe R Lansdale, Jeffrey Ford, Frederik Pohl, James Tiptree, Jr Mark Chadbourn, and many He has produced cover artwork for franchises such as STAR TREK and the X MEN.His accolades include the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, five Chesley Awards, and two International Horror Guild Awards, all in the Artist category He has been nominated nine consecutive years for the Hugo Award in the Best Professional Artist category 2005 2013 , as well as a nomination for Best Related Book in 2007 for COVER STORY THE ART OF JOHN PICACIO He won the Hugo for Best Professional Artist in 2012 and 2013 His illustrations have often been featured in the pages of SPECTRUM THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY FANTASTIC ART.Clients include Ballantine Del Rey, Bantam, HarperCollins, Simon Schuster, Pocket Books, Tor Books, Pyr, Golden Gryphon Press, Subterranean Press, Roc Books, and many Recent works include covers and interiors for new Del Rey editions of Michael Moorcock s legendary fantasy icon ELRIC as well as the 2012 calendar for George R R Martin s A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE.

    338 Comment

    • Jayme Blaschke said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:30 PM

      I have see the future of speculative fiction art, and its name is John Picacio.Except, if I'm being honest with myself and my readers, that's not true. It's a damn lie, in fact. You see, to be the future would imply that Picacio has yet to come into his own. Anyone who even casually thumbs through Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio knows full well that this young artist has arrived. The question isn't how good he is, it's how much better can he possibly get?The immediate impulse is to compare [...]

    • Peggy said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:30 PM

      On a purely aesthetic level, Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio is a beautiful book. The cover is gorgeous, featuring a triptych of book covers wildly divergent in style but connected by Picacio's rich palette of colors. Everything comes together with a feel that's both functional and artistic, from the typeface to the richly colored endpapers to the glossy pages. But let's be honest — pretty covers and a smart layout will only take you so far. What really counts is the content, right?Luckil [...]

    • Rick said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:30 PM

      Sometimes my instincts are correct. In 1996, while the managing editor of Mojo Press, I hired neophyte John Picacio to design and illustrate his first book, Michael Moorcock's Behold the Man: 30th Anniversary Edition. Ten years later, I was rewarded with Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio, the first collection of the Hugo nominated and World Fantasy Award winning artist's work. This full color, over-sized gorgeous book (fittingly enough with an introduction by Moorcock) more than showcases Pic [...]

    • Cindy C said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:30 PM

      Great Book, Dynamite Artist

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