Friday, January 7, 2011

Michael Whelan

Michael Whelan
This week the artwork derived from Barsoom has been at the forefront of mind and I have been taking the time to collect and re-investigate the artists and their work; be it good or bad.

Michael Whelan is by far my favorite Barsoom artist.  I grew up with his covers on Edgar Rice Burroughs' books and they have always struck me as an awesome interpretation of ERB's Mars.  The images below are super familiar and have been posted over and over by people;  I even use bits and pieces of them throughout my blog to highlight the beasts, people and flora of Barsoom.

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Kaiser Crowbar said...

I've always loved Whelan's artwork, and his covers for the Barsoom Saga are top notch.

Clovis Cithog said...

Larry Elmore or Erol Otis
can not hold a candle to Whelan

from his use of color to knowledge of anatomy, Micheal Whelan is the grand master of fantasy artists