Friday, March 16, 2012

Nominate for Artistic Achievement in the Auroros

You have until March 31, 2012 to nominate eligible works by Canadian artists (writers, fine artists and creative fans) in the publishing of science fiction, fantasy and horror. If you are a Canadian, please consider nominating your fellow Canadian artists.

It might be a little late to nominate written works you haven't yet read. But the advantage of the ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT category is that you just have to look at the artwork to make your choice.

So, here are the eligible artworks of five Canadian artists and cover designers who are currently eligible for an Aurora Award for ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT. Pick and NOMINATE!

Blaine, Janice. Cover of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Issue 20

Bridgman, Rae. Interior illustrations for Kingdom of Trolls. (Sybertooth) February 2011.

Choi, Connie. Cover art for The Black Box. (Sybertooth) February 2011.

Dales, Evan. The cover art for Shadow of Death: Book Two of The Chosen Chronicles and the covers for the reissues of Changeling: Prelude to the Chosen Chronicles (May 2011) and Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen Chronicles (May 2011) published by Dark Dragon Publishing

Laframboise, Michèle, Otaku Ladies, a cyberpunk Webcomic, since January 2011

Gurgu, Costi. Cover art for Outer Diverse (Starfire World Syndicate) October 2011. You can read a revealing interview of Costi and the process of creating cover design right here on The Alien Next Door.
Now, go nominate!

Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of novels, short stories and essays. She coaches writers and teaches writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. For more about Nina’s coaching & workshops visit Visit for more about her writing.


Diva Cat said...

Dear Nina,
Thank you for drawing this to my attention. How fortunate we are to support fellow Canadians at the Auroras. I am putting my vote forward proudly for Outer Diverse, and Mr. Gurgu's stunning cover and artwork. Vanessa

SF Girl said...

LOL! Thanks, Diva Cat ... Costi is also my choice. His stunning use of colour, symbols and his "portal" imagery and "brooding" determined hero, Rhea Hawke, is a perfect representation of the story inside! (see my previous article on judging a book by its cover!)... but, seriously, Diva Cat, I thought you'd vote for the cat picture... :)

Diva Cat said...

Dear Nina,

I guess it depends on cat optics....:) or before coffee LOL.

We agree with you purr..cent.

Cheers..............Cat Diva and Vanessa

Jean-Luc Picard said...

There is no contest really, Nina. What style!

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SF Girl said...

LOL! Thanks, Diva and Vanessa... and Jean-Luc!

Nominations end March 31...


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