This was one of the best commissions to date! Fantasy & Science Fiction contacted me saying: “We have a story that seems like it’s meant for a Maurizio Manzieri cover!”: I accepted immediately of course and here you can see the result for the lovely story “Starlight Express” by Michael Swanwick. The author dedicated an entry of his blog to the artwork: http://floggingbabel.blogspot.it/2017/08/starlight-express-by-maurizio-manzieri.html
I’m Guest of Honor for Fantasy Basel 2017, the Swiss Comic Con! You find me in Halle 2.2, Stand #568. Do not miss my panel on April 30, at 12pm, Podium 1, Messe Basel, titled: “Recipes for the Creation of a Fantastic Universe”.
Beginning the year with gooood news…! My artwork The Sassari Spaceport has been selected for inclusion in the volume INFECTED BY ART #5 (Hermes Press). So honored! Link: http://www.infectedbyart.com/iba5artist.asp?gid=8512
Hi dear friends,
another year spent with the Art in the Heart! Here we go with my annual parade of eligible illustrations for competitions and 2017 international Awards (finished or published in 2016)! Take a glance to all the covers and posters, then sliding down you’ll find the images without the design… Enjoy!
1) Cover Art for ASIMOV’S SF #JULY 2016 (selected in a different version for the volume INFECTED BY ART #4). Link
2) Cover Art for ASIMOV’S SF #JAN/FEB 2017 inspired to the story “Crimson Birds of Small Miracles” by Sean Monaghan (published in December 2016). Link
3) Cover Art for ANALOG SCIENCE & FACT #JANUARY 2016 (originally inspired to the story “Five Thrillers” by Robert Reed). Link
4) Cover art for The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction #8 edited by Allan Kaster (INFINIVOX/AudioText, 2016). Illustration Title: “Alien Outpost”. Link
5) Official Poster for the Swiss Comic Con FANTASY BASEL 2016. Link
6) “The Sassari Spaceport”
Official Poster for the Italian Convention SARDINIACON 2016. Link
Selected for inclusion in the volume INFECTED BY ART #5
7) Official Poster for the Italian Convention STRANIMONDI 2016. Link
8) Illustration inspired to the literary saga MONDO9 by the writer Dario Tonani (unpublished)
9) Cover Art for FIREBOY by Dean Whitlock. Illustration and Design by Maurizio Manzieri. (Boatman Press, ebook). Link
10) Cover art for ALBATROSS by R.A.MacAvoy (ebook). Illustration and design by Maurizio Manzieri.
I’m very honored to announce my presence as a Guest of Honor at Sassari Comics and Games 2016. Here is the illustration realized for the official Poster of the Festival!
Wow, tight period, dear followers! Glad to announce that I’m a 2016 Italia Award Finalist for the Cover Art “Quel che Resta della Kronos” by Claudio Chillemi (Edizioni della Vigna)! Here the Italian Press Release with all the Finalists: http://www.fantascienza.com/21075/premio-italia-2016-record-di-votanti-ecco-i-finalisti
If you are followers of this blog, you are the first ones to know! A new coveted print “Alpha and Omega” by Patricia Briggs (published in 2009 by Subterranean Press in Usa and in 2010 by Bragelonne in France) has been made available at my INPRNT SHOP. They are all gallery-quality giclée art prints on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Click on the illustration to reach the shop:
here is my annual post with selected eligible illustrations for the 2016 international Awards!
1) Cover Art for “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls” By Aliette de Bodard – ASIMOV’S SF #Oct/Nov 2015 (It’s currently an Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Nominee)
2) Cover Art for “The Year’s Best Science Fiction Thirty-Second Annual Collection” edited by Gardner Dozois (July 2015, Macmillan)
3) Cover Art “Atoning” by Kelley Armstrong (2015, ebook by Subterranean Press)
4) Cover Art for “Darkest Power Tales” by Kelley Armstrong (2015, ebook by Subterranean Press)
5) “Bar Lounge” – Image selected for inclusion in INFECTED BY ART #4
6) Institutional image – 2015 Character Studio of “Alice” for the Official Poster of 2016 Fantasy Basel, the Swiss Comic Con www.fantasybasel.ch
Some cover disegns about the above illustrations:
Original illustration commissioned by ASF for “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls” by Aliette de Bodard
Here is a selected List of 2014 eligible artwork for 2015 Awards
Category EBOOK/AUDIOBOOK: “The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 4″, edited by Allan Kaster (Audiobook/e-book by Infinivox/AudioText, November 2014, USA). Link: Amazon
Original Illustration titled: “The Monster with No Name”. Medium: Digital. Artwork selected for “Infected by Art” Vol. 3
“The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 4″ – ebook version
“The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 4″ – audiobook version
Category: MAGAZINE: Cover Art for Asimov’s SF Magazine (June 2014)
Artwork Selected for SPECTRUM 20, Underwood Books, and INFECTED BY ART Vol. 2 / “Paradises Lost” (Paradisi Perduti) by Ursula K. Le Guin, Delos Books, Italy, 2013
Category: MAGAZINE: Cover Art for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (July/August 2014)
Original Illustration inspired to the story: “Palm Strike’s Last Case” by Charlie Jane Anders. Medium: digital
“Palm Strike’s Last Case” by Charlie Jane Anders (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2014)
Category: MAGAZINE/ADVERTISING: Magazine of Digital Art “Imagine FX”, Italian Edition / Official Poster for the Festival Lucca Comics & Games 2014
Official Poster for the Festival Lucca Comics & Games 2014: “When a UFO landed in Lucca”
ImagineFX by Wyrd Edizioni (Italian Edition), magazine of Digital Art
COVER ILLUSTRATION: “The Man Who Loved Kites” by Dean Whitlock. (Boatman Press LLC, 2014). Ebook: Amazon
Original Illustration inspired to the story “The Man Who Loved Kites” by Dean Whitlock.
“The Man Who Loved Kites” by Dean Whitlock (Boatman Press LLC, 2014)
Very honored to grace the next Gardner Dozois’ anthology: “The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection”, coming out in July 2015 (Martin’s Press, USA)
For my Worldcon scgedule follow the link: http://guide.loncon3.org/#part/2470
Here is a selected List of 2013 eligible artwork for 2014 Awards (Chesleys and Hugos). Infinite thanks to John Picacio and John Scalzi for the plug and the kind hospitality inside their dedicated threads.
COVER ILLUSTRATION: PAPERBACK BOOK “Paradises Lost” (Spectrum #20). Links: Spectrum and Delos Books Cover
Artwork Selected for SPECTRUM 20, Underwood Books, 2013 / “Paradises Lost” (Paradisi Perduti) by Ursula K. Le Guin, Delos Books, Italy, 2013
COVER ILLUSTRATION: MAGAZINE “What the Red Oaks Knew”. Link: The Magazine of F&SF
“What the Red Oaks Knew” by Elizabeth Bourne & Mark Bourne, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2013
COVER ILLUSTRATION: HARDBACK BOOK “Book of Iron”. Links: Subterranean Press Book Cover
Book Cover Art for “Book of Iron” by Elizabeth Bear, Subterranean Press, 2013
COVER ILLUSTRATION: AUDIO BOOK/EBOOK “The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5″. Link: AudioText
“The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5″ by Infinivox/AudioText (July, 2013)
COVER ILLUSTRATION: AUDIO BOOK/EBOOK “The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 3″. Link: AudioText
“The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 3″ by Infinivox/AudioText (July, 2013)
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION. Link: ‘Elara Libri’ Publisher
“The Way They Wove the Spells in Sippulgar” by Robert Silverberg (Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2013, Italian Edition)
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION. Link: ‘Elara Libri’ Publisher
“The Man Who Loved Kites” by Dean Whitlock (Fantasy & Science Fiction, October 2013, Italian Edition)
COLOR WORK: UNPUBLISHED. Link: Illustration Detail
“Sunset on the Bridge”, 2013
Just received my complimentary copy of Spectrum including the illustration selected for this gorgeous 20th edition! Check on page 86!
Another interior b&w illustration for the Italian edition of “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction”. This one has been realized for the story: “The Man Who Loved Kites” by Dean Whitlock (F&SF, October 2013, Italy). If having read this wonderful gem, you wish to know more about the author, check his official site: http://www.deanwhitlock.com/
Italian Poster for MANZIERI WORKSHOP at the LUCCA ART SCHOOL “Passaglia”, Via Fillungo 205 on Thursday, October 31, 2013 @12:30PM. Reservations for free access: http://www.imasterart.com/imasterart-lucca-comics-games-2013
Here is an interior b&w illustration commissioned by the Italian edition of “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction”. This one has been realized for the story: “How They Wove the Spells in Sippulgar” by Robert Silverberg (F&SF, July/August 2013, Italy).
My Portfolio has been chosen as one of the week’s ‘Featured Portfolios’ at CGSociety! It means that my artwork will now appear on the front page of CGPortfolio (portfolio.cgsociety.org) for the next 7 days and will also be included in the weekly CGSociety newsletter, distributed to over 200,000 readers worldwide, as one of their ‘Hot Portfolios’. Yalahiii!