Michael Whelan
American artist
Michael Whelan
Michael Whelan is an American artist of imaginative realism. For more than 30 years he worked as an illustrator specializing in science fiction and fantasy cover art. Since the mid-1990s he has pursued a fine art career, selling non-commissioned paintings through galleries in the United States and through his website. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Whelan in June 2009, the first living artist so honored.
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Cleo Hughes, 79
LATimes - over 4 years
Cleo Hughes, a 79-year-old black woman, was found dead Sunday, June 3, the 1600 block of West 66th Street in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. Hughes' son, who is an LAPD officer, dropped his mother off at her home Saturday night and called her Sunday morning but got no response, according to the LAPD. The officer, who has not been identified, went to his mother's home Sunday about noon to check on her welfare and found her body. Paramedics were called, and Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene. According to coroner's records, Hughes was shot in the chest and had bruising on her jaw and neck. No arrests have been made in the case, police said, although robbery appears to be the motive for the slaying. Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact Dets. Michael Whelan or Luis Romero at (213) 486-6890. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. — Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
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Warmest congratulations are extended to Veronica O'Toole and Jonathon Marbach ... - Wicklow People
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Whelan won nearest the pin. Terence Morgan's second spot finish was enough to see him clinch the Captains Prize after the two rounds and he was presented with his prize after the round by Damian Whelan. The society members wish to congratulate
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Also in Local Notes - New Ross Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Raffle winners were Michael Whelan, Johnny Cogley, Bridget Whelan and Sean Doyle. A special mass will be celebrated in Gusserane on this Sunday evening, 28th August for the Jubilee Celebration to the priesthood for Fr Sean Laffan at which Bishop Denis
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See the Feast Week Carnival video here - Lutterworth Today
Google News - over 5 years
The Mail was filmed at the event and has filmed a short video of the carnival parade as well as one of the events from the showground. If you have any photos from the event then email them to michael.whelan@harboroughmail.co.uk and we will try to post
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Jail board that cost us €26k every time it met - Herald.ie
Google News - over 5 years
The members who remained in office from 1999 were Mr McCarthy, of Fexco; Michael Whelan, of Guinness Ireland; Kathleen O'Neill, community worker; Jerry Kiersey, haulier; Frank McCarthy, former Cork prison governor, and Tom Hoare, formerly of the Prison
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D2 is latest Irish firm to sell London property - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
The building is the latest Irish-owned asset in London to change hands, with a string of properties still on the market, including the Citigroup tower at Canary Wharf, part-owned by Derek Quinlan, and Michael Whelan's 70 Gracechurch Street office block
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L'actualité de Brandon Sanderson (juillet 2011) - Fantasy.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Dernière petite info fournie par The Wertzone : C'est Michael Whelan (la couverture de The Way of Kings) qui illustrera la couverture de l'édition numérique du roman ; Darrell K. Sweet s'occupera quant à lui de l'édition papier afin de garder une
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Tesco will deliver 'kick in the teeth' - Lutterworth Today
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He added: “Tesco sells all sorts and it could affect a number of retailers. “On the other hand, more people would want to live in the area if there was good shopping.” 4 What do you think? Contact Michael Whelan on michael.whelan@harboroughmail.co.uk
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Darrel K. Sweet vs Michael Whelan - Elbakin.net
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Si Darrel K. Sweet se chargera sans nul doute une fois de plus de la couverture du roman papier, c'est Michael Whelan qui a été choisi par Tor Books pour illustrer cet ultime volet en version numérique. Whelan a notamment récemment illustré le dernier
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Adult Mobile Solutions Providing Billing for Red Light Central - XBiz
Google News - over 5 years
The company said viewers can stream content from the Red Light Central website by texting an SMS message code from their mobile phones. AMS director Michael Whelan said, "Clients worldwide can add mobile payments to not only to interactive TV stations
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Friends of the Holy Land - Vatican Radio
Google News - over 5 years
Dr Michael Whelan is founder and national UK chairman of Friends of the Holy Land. He also serves on the general council of another charitable organization, the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre that dates back centuries to the days
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Shed burglar sentenced to 10 years in prison - Cecil Whig
Google News - over 5 years
Cecil County Circuit Court Administrative Judge V. Michael Whelan imposed a 15-year sentence on Charles Henry Ford, 22, of Church Point Road, and then suspended five years of it. Whelan ordered Ford to serve five years of supervised probation after his
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Accused murderer ruled competent to stand trial - Cecil Whig
Google News - over 5 years
Cecil County Circuit Court Administrative Judge V. Michael Whelan also concluded the defendant - Jeffrey E. Cordell, 26, of Middletown, Del. - could be held criminally responsible if he is found guilty in the murder case. No trial date has been set for
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IN UNIFORM: Army Pfc. Stephen R. Whelan - East Oregonian
Google News - over 5 years
... and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area. Whelan is the son of Melisa Whelan of Stanfield and Michael Whelan of Hermiston,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Whelan
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 64
    In 2015, The Stephen King Companion: Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror, which feature Whelan's illustrations, was published by St. Martin's Press.
    More Details Hide Details Whelan's work has been widely honored both inside the science fiction and fantasy field and beyond. His honors and awards include: Citations
  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 48
    Its success led to another in 1999 and his eventual semi-retirement from illustration.
    More Details Hide Details Over the past two decades, many of Whelan's gallery pieces found their way into published projects, including the SPECTRUM art annuals. Whelan has returned to illustrate several major book covers during his semi-retirement, including the last book of Stephen King's Dark Tower series and the final volume of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time.
  • 1997
    Age 46
    In 1997, he held his first one-man art show at Tree's Place in Orleans, Massachusetts.
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  • 1993
    Age 42
    Whelan illustrated the cover for Meat Loaf's 1993 album Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell.
    More Details Hide Details He also provided several illustrations for the insert booklet, which were also used for the single releases such as "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)". Larger versions of his artwork were featured in the album's 2002 special edition release. He has since gone on to paint album cover artwork for many other recording artists, from Michael Jackson to Sepultura to Jonn Serrie. In the early 1990s, Whelan devoted his time to personal visions and gallery works.
  • 1992
    Age 41
    He went on to win the next Hugos, and at the 50th Worldcon in 1992 was voted the best professional artist of the last 50 years.
    More Details Hide Details As of 2010, he has won fifteen Hugo Awards. When commissioned, Whelan made a practice of reading the entire book that he sought to illustrate, usually twice. "I try to let the book I'm illustrating determine the approach and subject matter," he stated. Fantasist Michael Moorcock wrote of Whelan, "I am more than usually grateful for an artist who not only depicts him Elric as I imagine (and describe him) but who also manages to capture some of the appropriate atmosphere" (Wonderworks, p. 36). Science fiction writer Anne McCaffrey praised him, declaring, "Fortunate indeed is the author who has Michael Whelan for an illustrator" (Wonderworks, p. 55).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 29
    Whelan won his first Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist in 1980 at the World Science Fiction Convention in Boston.
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  • 1978
    Age 27
    Whelan credits the 1978 publication of Anne McCaffrey's best-selling The White Dragon featuring his cover art as a turning point in his career.
    More Details Hide Details The SF Hall of Fame agrees.
  • 1975
    Age 24
    In 1975, Whelan painted the cover illustrations for ten books, eight from DAW and two Ace reprints of early Darkover novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
    More Details Hide Details Quick to take advantage of these opportunities, Whelan soon gained a reputation as a talented, imaginative, and dependable cover artist, working for science fiction and fantasy publishers such as DAW, Del Rey, and Ace.
    Because he was already receiving offers for commissions, Whelan left the Art Center College of Design to pursue illustration full-time. In 1975, he moved to Connecticut to be near the New York City hub of the publishing industry.
    More Details Hide Details There he met Audrey Price, whom he later married. Shortly after arriving on the East Coast he exhibited some of his student work in the Lunacon convention art show in New York, where it was seen by Harlan Ellison. Ellison obtained the first magazine assignment for him, illustrating Ellison's story "Croatoan" which appeared in Gallery magazine. At Lunacon Michael also met Rick Bryant, who subsequently introduced him to Neal Adams. Adams called the art director of Ace Books and paved the way for his first assignment at Ace.
  • 1974
    Age 23
    Donald A. Wollheim of DAW Books gave him his first American professional assignment—the cover painting and frontispiece drawing for Lin Carter's fantasy novel, The Enchantress of World's End (May 1975),—after seeing his artwork in a set of slides Whelan submitted in August 1974.
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    In 1974, Whelan exhibited his work at the World Science Fiction Convention in Washington, D.C., where it was seen by Thomas Schlück, who first discovered his work and contracted to use it in European publications shortly afterwards.
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  • 1973
    Age 22
    After graduating from San Jose State University in 1973 with a BA in Painting (as a "President's Scholar"), Whelan studied briefly at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California for nine months from 1973 to 1974.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 17
    By his final year of high school, his family had moved again, to San Jose, California where he graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Whelan continued school as a pre-medical biology major at San Jose State University, initially. There he worked in the Anatomy and Physiology Department, gaining a first-hand knowledge of human anatomy. He says that his job "involved all sorts of tasks related to the anatomy department, such as preparing cadavers for the classes, stringing bones together to make complete skeletons, making models of body parts, some medical illustration, etc." Some of his collegiate medical drawings appeared in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. However, he became disenchanted by the limited creative opportunities in medical illustration and changed his major to Art during the middle of his junior year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on June 29, 1950.
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