Monthly Archives: August 2014

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A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement

Jim Burns was ‘surprised and honoured’ to receive the ‘Lifetime Artistic Achievement’ Chesley Award at Loncon. I wasn’t surprised because I probably know better than most just how hard he’s worked over the past forty years, how many authors he’s … Continue reading

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A review in The Zone

There’s a good review for the new book, The Art of John Harris: Beyond the Horizon in The Zone. The word ‘inspirational’ which is often used when describing John’s work, comes up again. Thank you. The painting here is Threshold, … Continue reading

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“Best in Show” for John Harris

John Harris‘s painting The Twin Parliaments of Pyrrus was awarded the prize for the “Best in Show” at Loncon. This was a painting ¬†of a pastel originally inspired by the work John was producing for the “webisodes” for John Scalzi’s … Continue reading

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George R R Martin at Loncon

Loncon gave Jim Burns a chance to catch up with George R R Martin. It was a few years ago that Jim produced the first hardback cover illustrations for the whole of The Song of Ice and Fire series for … Continue reading

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Jim Burns at Loncon – and the Chesley Award

Jim had much to tell us in his interview with Jane Frank. It was good to hear more about how he got started in SF illustration, and Jane was the perfect person to ask the questions as they’ve worked together … Continue reading

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The Terran Trade Authority

When Stewart Cowley related the background tale behind this enormously successful set of “golden age” books the audience was so surprised by his ingenuity and hard work that there was a gentle eruption of spontaneous applause. Thank you so much … Continue reading

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The Hugo for Ancillary Justice

Many congratulations to Ann Leckie. Her novel, Ancillary Justice, won the 2014 Hugo for the Best Novel. Here she is with John Harris, who illustrated the cover. See below for more on this painting, and the initial pastel sketch. John … Continue reading

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Irene Gallo interview with John Harris

What a great interview. Irene had the perfect questions for John at Loncon yesterday. Many thanks to her for knowing exactly how John ticks, and also for the chance to work on such great covers for Tor. Good to catch … Continue reading

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Ancillary Justice – the final cover painting

This is the final painting which resulted from the pastel below, as directed by Lauren Panepinto. Prints are available. US$495 for 42 inches wide, US$395 for 30 inches wide. alisoneldred@gmail.com

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Ancillary Justice, pastel, giclee prints

John Harris was commissioned by Lauren Panepinto of Orbit Books to illustrate the covers of the Ancillary Justice books by Ann Leckie. His first pastel sketch has now been made into a 15 ft wide giclee print which we’ve hung … Continue reading

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