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New Art Spotlight: September 2021

October is just a couple of days away, but before we roll out the pumpkins and set up the scarecrows, we would like to remember September and the amazing artwork that came with it. Specifically, three designs that come from the brilliant minds of three of our most adored artists. One of those artists is a living legend who has made his mark in the world of science fiction and even has his work featured on the covers of numerous bestselling books. 

Selecting only three designs to feature for our NAS showcase is always a challenge since we receive so many different designs from our artist community each month...and we love every one of them! This month, we wanted to showcase art that we thought fit best with the month of September and welcomed October as well. You can let us know if you think we picked the right pieces in the comments below.

As always, if you like these designs, be sure to check out the other awesome new art available on our site and keep an eye out for our future New Art Spotlight blog posts. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to help make sure you never miss out on one of our spotlights, announcements, or memes in the future.

Furthermore, if anyone out there is interested in joining our program (or you know somebody that you think definitely should be signing up for our program) you can head over to our Artist Program page to learn more about the program and how to submit an application!


Crown of Shadows by Michael Whelan

Artist: Michael Whelan

For over 40 years Michael has illustrated book covers for authors like Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Brandon Sanderson.  His clients have included every major US book publisher.
Along the way, he’s earned 15 Hugo Awards, 3 World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.  The readers of Locus Magazine have named him Best Professional Artist 31 times in their annual poll and the Spectrum Annual of the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art recognized him as a Grand Master in 2004. 
In 2009, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, the first living artist to be named to a distinguished list that features such luminaries as H.G. Wells, Steven Spielberg, Rod Serling, and Ursula K. Le Guin.


Cobra Wizard by Katie Jelich

Artist: Katie Jelich

Hello! I'm a freelance illustrator from Wisconsin. I love all things fantasy and sci-fi, especially dragons and other creatures. You can find more of my work here:



Skull Candy by Why Try Designs

Artist: Why Try Designs

My name is Shawn and I've done art all my life. I do art by profession as well. I'm an avid gamer and outdoorsman. I love to do all kinds of art, especially art related to gaming. I started up Why Try Designs to showcase and sell my art ideas and offer my services to people. I can be contacted on any of my social links to commission work you might have ideas for. Just message me and we can talk about your ideas and making them happen.


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