View Full Version : Auction #18--THE DARK TOWER 9/500 Limited Edition, signed and numbered

04-15-2010, 12:34 PM
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6779/thedarktower.jpgAuction #18
The Dark Tower
by Michael Whelan
9/500 Limited Edition
Signed and numbered offset lithograph

*The above is exactly how this piece was described to me by Michael's wife Audrey**

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Michael Whelan (born June 29, 1950) is an American artist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist) of imaginative realism, formerly working for over 30 years as an illustrator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illustrator) specializing in science fiction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction) and fantasy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy) before devoting all his work to a fine art (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fine_art) career.
His art has appeared on over 350 book and magazine covers, including many Stephen King novels, most of the Del Rey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del_Rey_Books) editions of Anne McCaffrey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_McCaffrey)'s Dragonriders of Pern (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonriders_of_Pern) series, Piers Anthony (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Anthony)'s Incarnations of Immortality (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarnations_of_Immortality) series, and Edgar Rice Burroughs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Rice_Burroughs)' Barsoom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barsoom) series, Melanie Rawn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_Rawn)'s Dragon Prince and Dragon Star series, the DAW (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAW_Books) editions of Michael Moorcock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Moorcock)'s Elric (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elric) books, numerous DAW editions of C. J. Cherryh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._J._Cherryh)'s work, many of Robert A. Heinlein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_A._Heinlein)'s novels including Friday (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_%28novel%29) and The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cat_Who_Walks_Through_Walls), the Ace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Books) editions of H. Beam Piper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Beam_Piper)'s Fuzzy novels, and Tad Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tad_Williams)'s Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory,_Sorrow,_and_Thorn), Otherland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otherland), and Shadowmarch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowmarch) series. Whelan provided covers and interior illustrations for Stephen King (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King)'s The Gunslinger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gunslinger) and The Dark Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_VII:_The_Dark_Tower), the first and last of his Dark Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_%28series%29) books.


This item was generously donated to our fundraiser by Michael Whelan. Michael and his wife Audrey Price have been very good friends and supporters of our efforts here for 3 years running.

Auction begins: 4/15/10 **this auction will run for 7 days**

Opening bid: $150.00

04-15-2010, 02:31 PM
Ooooooooooooh i am tempted :orely: