All Sorts of Weird Stuff: News

All Sorts of Weird Stuff offers news and information about George R.R. Martin, in particular about his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

"When I was young, I read all sorts of stuff. One week it would be Lovecraft, the next Vance. It was all imaginative literature, or as my dad called it 'Weird Stuff.' It was all 'Weird Stuff.'"

George R.R. Martin

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2012 Calendar Released

The 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar (US, UK) is now shipping!

The award-winning artist John Picacio has unveiled all twelve images, with commentary, on his blog. Not only does he describe the basic process, but he provides explanations about his inspirations, his views on the characters, and more. The detail with which he’s able to render characters is quite amazing.

Some truly amazing work here! Linda and I are especially fond of are his depiction of the Others (or White Walkers, as they’re usually called on HBO’s TV adaptation) and his Melisandre. Ice and fire, indeed. I’m also quite fond of his terrific depiction of the Red Viper taking on the Mountain that Rides.

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