John Picacio, Lee Moyer win Chelsey Awards

Congratulations are in order to SciFi Art Now cover artist John Picacio and artist Lee Moyer for their much-deserved 2012 Chelsey Award wins, given by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists each year for excellence in genre art.

Lee secured Best Cover illustration for Weird Tales, Winter 2010/2011 above), while John won the Best Product Illustration category for his art in the George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire 2012 Calendar published by Random House.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, who are all listed below and include another SFAN contributor, Jon Sullivan. Wonderful to see the late Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, was recognised for his work this year.

Check out the galleries on the ASFA web site – there’s some terrific stuff to enjoy.

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback Book

ASFA Gallery

  • Winner: Matthew Stewart for The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells, Night Shade Books
  • Mitchell D. Bentley for The Alamo and Zombies by Jean A. Stuntz, Yard Dog Press, Dec. 2011
  • Dan Dos Santos for My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland, DAW Books (above)
  • Justin Gerard for Heart of Smoke & Steam by Andrew P. Mayer, Pyr Books
  • Lucas Graciano for The Goblin Corps by Ari Marmell, Pyr books
  • David Palumbo for God’s War by Kameron Hurley, Night Shade Books
  • Jon Sullivan for The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder Pyr Books
  • J. P. Targete for The Sword of Darrow by Alex & Hal Malchow, Ben Bella Books

Best Cover Illustration: Hardback Book
ASFA Gallery

  • Winner: Tom Kidd for Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison, Subterranean Press.
  • Stephan Martiniere for Prospero Regained by L. Jagi Lamplighter, Tor Books
  • Lee Moyer for Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlin R. Kieran, Subterranean Press
  • Cliff Nielsen for The Tempering of Men by Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear, Tor Books
  • Greg Staples for The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard, Subterranean Press

Best Cover Illustration: Magazine
ASFA Gallery

  • Winner: Lee Moyer for Weird Tales, Winter 2010/2011
  • Facundo Diaz for Clarkesworld July 2011
  • Laura Diehl for Fantasy, August 2011
  • Carly B. Sorge for Apex Magazine, September 2011
  • Dariusz Zawadski for Fantasy, May 2011

Best Interior Illustration
ASFA Gallery

  • Winner: Julie Dillon for “The Dala Horse” by Michael Swanwick,
  • Scott Gustafson for Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe by Scott Gustafson, Simon & Schuster
  • Ryohei Hase for “Narco Americano” by T. J. English, Playboy, February
  • Greg Staples for The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard, Subterranean Press
  • J. P. Targete for The Sword of Darrow by Alex & Hal Malchow, BenBella Books

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished
ASFA allery

  • Winner: Raoul Vitale for The Yeti, pencil
  • Justin Gerard for St. George and the Dragon, pencil
  • Stephen Hickman for Siegfried, ink on toned paper
  • Joāo Ruas for Migration, graphite on paper, vellum & acetate
  • Allen Williams for Wood Nymph, pencil

Best Color Work: Unpublished
ASFA Gallery

  • Winner: Omar Rayyan for The Dragon and the Nightingale
  • Stephen Hickman for The Hero of the Apotheosis
  • David Palumbo for Through a Blood Red Veil
  • Eric Velhagen for Fantasy Feast
  • Raoul Vitale for Turin and Glaurang

Best Three-Dimensional Art
ASFA Gallery

  • Tie Winner: Michael Parkes for Moonstruck, bronze
  • Tie Winner: Vincent Villafranca for Robobike, bronze
  • Gil Bruvel for Dichotomy, cupro nickel
  • Thomas S. Kuebler for Baba Yaga, mixed
  • Virginie Ropars for Autumnnalis Venenata, mixed (above)

Best Gaming-Related Illustration
ASFA Gallery

  • Winner: Michael C. Hayes for Distress, 2012 Core Set Magiccard,WotC
  • E.M. Gist for Wandering Elf, Magic the Gathering: Tactics, Sony Online
  • Lucas Graciano for Pathfinder Player Companion: The Humans of Golarian, Paizo Publishing
  • Chris Rahn for Glissa, the Traitor, “Mirrodin Beseiged” Magiccard,WotC
  • Matt Stewart for Creepy Doll, “Innistrad” Magic card, WotC

Best Product Illustration
ASFA Gallery

  • Winner: John Picacio for George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire, 2012 Calendar, Random House, July 2011
  • Stuart Craig for production design for the Harry Potter films, Warner Brothers, 2011
  • Lee Moyer for Check These Out, 2012 Literary Pin-up calendar, Worldbuilders, 2011
  • William Stout for Zombies 2012, calendar, Andrews McMeel, 2011
  • Michael Whelan for Gift from the Sea, Dragon*Con 2011 promo art & program book, 2011
  • Michael Zug for IlluXCon 2011 promo poster, 2011

Best Art Director

Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement


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1 reply

  1. Thank you, J! Very appreciated! 🙂

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