John Picacio

John Picacio

John Picacio is one of the most acclaimed American artists in science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing over the last decade. He illustrated the best-selling, Chesley Award-winning 2012 George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar, and has created iconic cover art for books by Michael Moorcock, Dan Simmons, Mark Chadbourn, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Jeffrey Ford, and more, as well as for the Star Trek and X-Men franchises.

Winner of the 2012 and 2013 Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, his accolades include the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, two International Horror Guild Awards, and seven Chesley Awards.

He is the owner of Lone Boy, a media company housing his creator-owned art ventures, including the forthcoming Loteria – a bold new imagining of the classic Mexican bingo game, featuring 54 new Picacio artworks.

Words that make him happy include comics, hardcover, Kenobi, Batman, arthouse, single malt, and ghost chili.

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John Picacio was our Artist Guest of Honor for JordanCon 8 (2016).