Science Fiction Awards Watch

2007 Artist

The following should be eligible for Best Artist in the Hugos and Locus Awards; and also in the World Fantasy Awards if the art is deemed to be fantasy.

In order to discourage people from voting for the “usual suspects” each year we would like to list particular works that each artist has been responsible for in the year of eligibility, although none of the awards requires works to be included in nominations.

Title Web Link Local Link
Bob Eggleton
Michael Whelan
John Picacio
Jim Burns
Stephan Martiniere
John Jude Palencar
Kinuko Kraft
David Bowers
Jon Foster
Raymond Swanland
Todd Lockwood
Dan Dos Santos
John Harris
Fred Gambino
David A Hardy
Dominic Harman
Shaun Tan
Nick Stathopoulos
James Jean
Marc Gabbana
Eric Fortune
Charles Vess
Brian Froud
Greg Manchess
John Coulthart
Adam Rex
Johnna Y. Klukas
Mike Mignola
Theresa Mather
James Gurney
Phil Foglio
James Owens
Kaja Foglio
Dave McKean
Stephanie Puimun Lew
Moira Hahn
NeNe Thomas
Steven Hickman
Steve Stone
Larry Rostant
Stephen Youll

11 Responses to “2007 Artist”

  1. on 04 Jan 2008 at 10:08 amJS Rossbach

    Jon Foster

  2. on 04 Jan 2008 at 12:43 pmAllen Douglas

    Adam Rex

  3. on 04 Jan 2008 at 12:45 pmAdam Rex

    Sorry… my nomination is Adam Rex,

    Allen Douglas

  4. on 04 Jan 2008 at 1:54 pmPaul

    Stephen Martiniere.

    His cover for “Bright of the Sky” by Kay Kenyon, as an example par excellence of his work.

  5. on 04 Jan 2008 at 10:55 pmJeliza

    Getting a little outside of the usual box, Johnna Y. Klukas (sculpture, website is

    Mike Mignola ( best known for Hellboy) did a wonderful cover for Ray Manzarek’s “Snake Moon”

  6. on 03 Feb 2008 at 9:33 amDenni

    For the Hugos, I’m never sure who belongs in the ‘pro’ vs. ‘fan’ category. All these are pro-artists, I gather?

  7. on 03 Feb 2008 at 10:39 amKevin

    Denni @6:

    The distinction between “fan” and “pro” artist is not clear cut. One person once won the Best Fan Artist and Best Pro Artist Hugo Awards in the same year, whereupon WSFS passed a rule prohibiting that. (That rule may be repealed; a proposal to repeal it got first passage at last year’s Worldcon and will be up for its final vote this year at Denvention Three.)

    I think most or all of the people on this list should be considered professional artists, although from time to time any of them may do what we consider fan art.

  8. on 03 Feb 2008 at 11:05 amDenni

    Thanks Kevin.

    Part of the confusion for me is where the artists stand who provide the stunning illustrations for Interzone.

  9. on 03 Feb 2008 at 11:13 amCheryl

    Denni, that’s a very good question. I’m pretty sure that the cover artists get paid, so that work would class as professional. However, I have a suspicion that some of the material in Interzone (e.g. book reviews) is not paid (other than in review copies). If the same is true of some of the interior art it would class as fan art.

  10. on 26 Feb 2008 at 4:10 pmjim

    I don’t see Steve Youlls name on this list. I think if you have done as many outstanding covers as this guy you deserve to be on this list, somewhere at the top of the list.

  11. on 02 Mar 2008 at 12:40 pmSTEVE YOULL

    I’ve been looking at this guys work for 20 years now and have been a huge fan for as long, why he isn’t on this list is astounding, take a good look at his past and present work it should speak for it’s self it shouldn’t take me to point this out!!!