Día de los Muertos is one of my favorite times of any year. So many artists are inspired by Muertos visuals, including my own Loteria card series. Here's a gallery of Day of the Dead-themed works from artists across the contemporary science fiction, fantasy, and genre art spectrum.
Grisha Trilogy author Leigh Bardugo and artist John Picacio have collaborated on bringing a little bit of Shadow and Bone-inspired art into the world. And we're going to exclusively reveal the collaborative project... now!
Over at Stainless Steel Droppings, there's a fantastic survey of 2013 in book covers, showcasing just what a wealth of great art and design we saw over the past year.
Over the past few months, we've featured Hugo-nominated artist John Picacio's fascinating tutorials on the process behind the artwork in his 2012 calendar for George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Now, at last, here's the sixth and final process post — which might be the most exciting yet. For it features Arya…
June is almost over, and when you flip your 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar to July, you'll find Melisandre. My artwork for her is the focus of today's exclusive process feature here at io9. How did the flame-loving sorceress from Asshai become the icon for the hottest month of the year? Read on, and find out.
In recent weeks, io9 has been the home of exclusive 'making of' posts for my George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar artworks, including Eddard Stark, Bran Stark, and Sansa Stark and the Hound. This week, I'm sharing some of the process that led to my Jon Snow and Ghost artwork.
Science fiction and fantasy books wouldn't be nearly as vital a part of our culture without their incredible cover illustrations and other artwork. And every year, the Chesley Awards celebrate the loveliest and most arresting artworks in the field.
Last week, io9 featured a post about the making of my Eddard Stark artwork for George R.R. Martin's 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar. This week, let's have a look at the process behind my Bran Stark artwork.
John Picacio is a super-talented cover artist whose art has graced many of your favorite novels — but many people now know him best as the creator of the 2012 Song of Ice and Fire calendar. Picacio's iconic art has helped to capture the splendor and squalor of Westeros for many readers. Here, in the first of a series…
Summer is coming to a close, and for many of us that means new beginnings. With school right around the corner, hordes of us will be moving into new apartments and houses for the year, and with new digs comes the opportunity to update (or start) your collection of science fiction and fantasy artwork!
The greatest science fiction art doesn't just light up your retinas with wonder and strangeness — it also makes you think, just like great science fiction writing. A new book, SciFi Art Now, contains mind-blowing futuristic and strange art.
Check out this steampunk Wizard Of Oz painting, complete with a very otherworldly field of "poppies!" It's just one of the amazing artworks that won this year's Chesley Awards for the best fantastical illustrations. More of our favorites below.
Every year, the Best Artist Hugo category is a dazzling sensory overload. How do you choose? For starters, Tor.com has desktop wallpapers by all the nominees, including this Age Of Misrule cover by John Picacio. [Tor.com, registration required]
What's more amazing — the arresting loveliness of many recent SF book covers, or how different from each other they are? SFSignal asked artists and designers for their favorite recent covers. Here are a few of the ones they picked.
Artist John Picacio's fascinating mixed-media cover for all three books in Jeffrey Ford's Well-Built City trilogy won "Best Of Show" at Boskone 47, and it's easy to see why. Like Ford's books, it's haunting, byzantine, and full of mysterious depths.
I've found myself admiring John Picacio's art a bunch of times without knowing his name. His images have appeared on the cover of a bunch of books from Pyr, Tachyon and several other publishers, including this wrap-around cover illustration for Son Of Man by Robert Silverberg. His work has a grand kinetic sweep that…