Featured in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, and home to the special effects company Weta Workshop that worked on the films. Now, New Zealand is ready to share another wonder with the world – The Land of the White Cloud. Notable artists includes Aaron Beck, Andy Shaw, Ben Stenbeck, Ben Wootten, Christian Pearce, Claire Hackett, David Meng, Dylan Coburn, Frank Victoria, Gino Acevedo, Greg Broadmore, Guido Anton, Gus Hunter, Jamie Beswarick, Jeffrey Lai, Jeremy Bennett, Matty Rodgers, Nick Keller, Paul Tobin, Rebekah Holguin, Sacha Lees, Simon Morse, Stephen Crowe, Stephen Lambert, Stuart Thomas, Thomas Simpson, and Warren Mahy.
From the editor
White Cloud Worlds is a never-before seen collection of science fiction and fantasy artwork from New Zealand, ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’
Embark upon a journey of exploration into a wealth of visually rich worlds and imaginings, conjured to life by 27 established and emerging artists.
The artists are profiled with a selection of their art accompanied by text written in their own unique voice, sharing their origins, inspirations and a rare glimpse into how they work.
White Cloud Worlds includes written contributions from some of the world’s most celebrated leaders in the fields of science fiction and fantasy art, such as Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Taylor, Alan Lee and John Howe.
This book honours the imaginations of the artists it showcases and gives readers a unique opportunity to be a part of their worlds.
Go on, be inspired.
Harper Collins will be publishing White Cloud Worlds on November 1st, 2010. A special edition of the book will also be available, containing a limited edition signed print by one of the artists.