Chesley Award Nominees

The nominees for this year’s Chesley Awards, presented for excellence in fantastic art and named after artist Chesley Bonestell, have been announced. Presented by ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, this year’s winners will be announced at Anticipation, the 67th Worldcon, to be held from August 6-10 in Montreal.


  • Dan Dos Santos for Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs
  • Michael Komarck for Dragonforge, by James Maxey
  • Todd Lockwood for The Stormcaller, by Tom Lloyd
  • John Picacio for Fast Forward 2, edited by Lou Anders
  • J. P. Targete for The Turtle Moves! Discworld’s Story Unauthorized, by Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Paul Youll for Hell and Earth, by Elizabeth Bear


  • Dan Dos Santos for Stalking the Vampire: A Fable of Tonight, by Mike Resnick
  • Scott Fischer for An Evil Guest, by Gene Wolfe
  • Donato Giancola for A Book of Wizards, edited by Marvin Kaye
  • Stephen Hickman for Ghost Quartet, edited by Marvin Kaye
  • Todd Lockwood for Quofum, by Alan Dean Foster
  • Stephan Martiniere for The Dragons of Babel, by Michael Swanwick
  • John Picacio for Viewpoints Critical: Selected Stories, by L.E. Modesitt Jr

Magazine Cover

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


  • Brian Chan for “Wall-E Origami,” single sheet of paper
  • Akihito Ikeda for “Heart of Art,” Mixed
  • Laura Reynolds for “The Mushroom Gatherer,” Mixed
  • Forest Rogers for “Dark Harpy Polyclay,” Copper Foil & Gold Leaf
  • Vincent Villafranca for “Otherworldly Procession,” Bronze

Interior Illustration

  • Donato Giancola for The Wraith, by J. Robert Lennon
  • Alan Lee for Tales from the Perilous Realm, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • John Picacio for Elric: The Stealer of Souls, by Michael Moorcock
  • Adam Rex for Frankenstein Takes the Cake, by Adam Rex
  • Shaun Tan for Tales from Outer Suburbia, by Shaun Tan

Unpublished Color

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

Unpublished Monochrome

  • A.L. Ashbaugh, “Counterfeit,” Graphite
  • Simon Dominic, “Kraken,” Digital
  • Rebecca Guay, “Gwenevere,” Pencil
  • James Jean, “Hare,” Oil
  • Kate Lebherz-Gelinas, “Chiroptera,” Pencil


  • Volkan Baga, The Name of the Rose box art & promotional art for the game
  • James Christensen “False Magic LE” Canvas Print
  • Dan Dos Santos promotional art for the film Hellboy 2
  • Patrick Jones, “Cyber Angel” poster
  • Justin Sweet, concept art for the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian


  • Volkan Baga, “Stoic Angel,” Magic Card: Shards of Alara
  • Tom Fleming, “Firestorm,” VS System
  • Michael Komarck, “Angelic Benediction,” Magic Card: Shards of Alara
  • David Palumbo, “Cancel,” Magic Card: Shards of Alara
  • Matt Stewart, “Invincible Hymn,” Magic Card: Shards of Alara

Art Director

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

Artistic Achievement

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

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