Two new collections of A Song of Ice and Fire artwork have come out this month, and we highly recommend them as they come from two of the greatest living artists to work in the fantasy genre.
First, the A Song of Ice and Fire 2020 Calendar illustrated by the legendary John Howe (recently revealed to be part of the creative team behind Amazon’s forthcoming 2nd Age Middle-earth series) is out today. Focused on the mystical side of the series, it primarily features the strange and exotic creates of Westeros and beyond, including giant krakens, mammoths, direwolves, and ice spiders(!) But it also has a surprise or two waiting within its covers. It looks spectacular.
Second, the Art of Gary Gianni for George R. R. Martin’s Seven Kingdoms from Flesk Publications, exclusively from their website. Containing 300 pages of illustrations and commentary covering the great artist’s work—including his work on the 2014 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar and his spectacular work on A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms—it’s absolutely a must-have collection.
And while we’re at it, earlier this month the Folio Society’s exclusive edition A Game of Thrones was also released. Beautifully and painstakingly designed and bound, it’s a jewel in any bibliophile’s collection. Here’s a video from the Folio Society highlighting some of its qualities: