New Poll: Best Cover Art and Artists

Hi guys!

Well, since many of you encouraged me to organize another survey and not take that hiatus, I've decided to give it another go!;-) Once again, I wasn't the only one to think about this idea. As a matter of fact, it was first suggested by Martha from, and darthboromir from also came up with a similar survey a few weeks back. And since their idea is a very good one, this next poll will determine which cover art is our favourite.

But the poll will be two-fold. Yes, we will all vote for what we consider the best cover art ever, once again submitting our respective Top 5. But by naming the book cover and the artist who drew it, we will also keep tabs on the artists themselves, allowing me to come up with a list of our favourite cover art and a list of the most popular artists in the fantasy genre.

As was the case with the last poll, this could produce some interesting results. I don't know about you, but I will have to seriously think about this one. Because I have to admit that I can't instantly think of my 5 favourite book covers of all time.

As always, feel free to vote here in the comment section, or on your respective message boards. Let's see what we'll come up with!:-)

2 commentaires:

the Joneses said...

I really liked the cover of "The Wishsong of Shannara," 1985, by Darrell K. Sweet.

In general, I very much like Michael Whelan's work. "Dragons Bane" is a fine piece of work - very stark.

Luis Royo's covers for Elizabeth Haydon's books, especially "Rhapsody," is a treat to look at.

One of my favourite covers from my childhood is "The Riddle-Master of Hed." Another Darrell Sweet cover.

Another great cover that I like is the original "Merlin" cover of Lawhead's book. Unfortunately, I can't find who the artist was.

Tim Pintsch said...

I have been a huge fan of Keith Parkinson for quite some time. He has done covers for Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series as well as a number of game covers. His stuff is rock solid.