NOMINEES: 2009 Chesley Award

The finalists for the ASFA Chesley Award, awarded to recognize achievements in the SF and Fantasy art community, have been announced:

(Do check out the above link for images of these outstanding pieces of art.)

Best Cover Illustration: Hardback Book

  • Dan Dos Santos: Stalking the Vampire: A Fable of Tonight by Mike Resnick (Pyr, August 2008)
  • Scott Fischer: An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe (Tor, September 2008)
  • Donato Giancola: A Book of Wizards edited by Marvin Kaye (SFBC, April 2008)
  • Stephen Hickman: Ghost Quartet edited by Marvin Kaye (Tor, September 2008)
  • Todd Lockwood: Quofum by Alan Dean Foster (Del Rey, October 2008)
  • Stephan Martiniere: The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick (Tor, January 2008)
  • John Picacio: Viewpoints Critical: Selected Stories by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (Tor, March 2008)


Best Cover Illustration: Paperback Book

  • Dan Dos Santos: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Ace, July 2008)
  • Michael Kormarck: Dragonforge by James Maxey (Solaris, June 2008)
  • Todd Lockwood: The Stormcaller by Tom Lloyd (Pyr, November 2008)
  • John Picacio: Fast Forward 2 edited by Lou Anders (Pyr, October 2008)
  • J.P. Targete: The Turtle Moves! Discworld’s Story Unauthorized by Lawrence Watt Evans (Benbella Books, August 2008)
  • Paul Youll: Hell and Earth by Elizabeth Bear (ROC, August 2008)

Best Cover Illustration: Magazine

  • Bob Eggleton: Asimov’s, August 2008
  • David Hardy: Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2008
  • Maurizio Manzieri: Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2008
  • Matts Minnhagen: Clarkesworld, April 2008
  • John Picacio: Asimov’s, September 2008

Best Interior Illustration

  • Donato Giancola: The Wraith by J. Robert Lennon (Playboy, November 2008)
  • Alan Lee for Tales from the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November 2008)
  • John Picacio: Elric: The Stealer of Souls by Michael Moorcock (Del Rey, 2008)
  • Adam Rex: Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex (Harcourt, September 2008)
  • Shaun Tan: Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin, May 2008)

Best Color Work: Unpublished

  • Julie Bell: The Wave in Her Heart, Oil
  • Simon Dominic: The Gift, Digital
  • Donata Giancola: Progeny, Oil
  • Omar Rayyan: Gizmo, Watercolor
  • Raoul Vitale: Lorca’s Cave, Oil
  • Michael Whelan: The Seawall, Acrylic

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished

  • A.L. Ashbaugh: Counterfeit, Graphite
  • Simon Dominic: Kraken, Digital
  • Rebecca Guay: Gweneuere, Pencil
  • James Jean: Hare, Oil
  • Kate Lebherz-Gelinas: Chiroptera, PencilBest Three-Dimensional Art
  • Brian Chan: Wall-E, Paper/Origami
  • Akihito Ikeda: Heart of Art, Mixed
  • Laura Reynolds: The Mushroom Gatherer, Mixed
  • Forest Rogers: Dark Harpy, Polyclay, Copper Foil & Gold Leaf
  • Vincent Villafranca: The Celestial Itinerant, Bronze

Best Product Illustration

  • Volkan Baga: The Name of The Rose game box & promotional art, Ravensburger Spielevelag
  • James Christensen: False Magic LE Canvas Print, Greenwich Workshop
  • Dan Dos Santos: Hellboy II promotional art, Dark Horse & Universal Pictures
  • Patrick Jones: Cyber Angel poster, IlluXCon 2008
  • Justin Sweet: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian concept art, Walt Disney Studios

Best Gaming – Related Illustration

  • Volkan Baga: Stoic Angel, Magic Card, Shards of Alara, WotC
  • Tom Fleming: Firestorm, VS System, Upper Deck
  • Michael Kormarck: Angelic Benediction, Magic Card, Shards of Alara, WotC
  • David Palumbo: Cancel, Magic Card, Shards of Alara, WotC
  • Matt Stewart: Invincible Hymm, Magic Card, Shards of Alara, WotC

Best Art Director

  • Matt Adelsperger: Wizards of The Coast
  • Scott Allie: Dark Horse Comics
  • Lou Anders: Pyr Books
  • Irene Gallo: Tor Books
  • Jeremy Jarvis: Wizards of The Coast
  • Bill Schafer: Subterranean Press
  • David Stevenson: Del Rey Books

Award for Artistic Achievement

  • Julie Bell
  • Roger Dean
  • Dan Dos Santos
  • James Jean
  • Stephan Martiniere
  • Shaun Tan

Congratulation to all the nominees!

See also: Past Winners.

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