Society of Illustrators Panel 2/9

The Society of Illustrators will host leading sf/fantasy artists Donata Giancola, Rebecca Guay, Greg Manchess, Sam Weber, and Michael Whelan, plus moderator Irene Gallo, on February 9 for a panel discussion of “What Lies Beyond”. They’ll range over their careers, the industry today, and where they see science fiction and fantasy illustration heading.

Donato Giancola recently won a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators for his portrait of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Rebecca Guay’s A Flight of Angels appeared on many best graphic novels of 2012 lists.

Greg Manchess, in his 36-year career, has worked on book covers, advertising, magazines, US postal stamps, and movie posters.

Sam Weber’s work has appeared in mainstream and science fiction publications, including the NY Times and Tor Books. He also hosts the illustration podcast, Your Dreams My Nightmares.

Michael Whelan, who has won 15 Hugos and countless other awards, current mixes illustration commissions with gallery work.

Irene Gallo (moderator) is the creative director for and Tor Books.

The event is at the Society’s New York headquarters. Tickets are $15 for non-members, $10 for members, $7 students/seniors

[Via Thomas Endrey and Andrew Porter.]