We talk a lot of about writers and stories on Tor.com but we always strive to give equal attention to our visual presentation. We are indebted to the artists who work tirelessly to make us, and our stories, look good and connect to readers. With that in mind, I’m sure you can appreciate how delighted and honored I am that 12 illustrations for Tor.com Publishing have been selected for this year’s Society of Illustrators annual exhibition.
A special congratulations to Sam Weber for having earned a Gold Medal for his illustration for Haralambi Markov’s story “The Language of Knives”. The Society of Illustrators Annual Awards are one the premiere showcases for outstanding work created worldwide throughout the year. Thousands of entries are received and juried by a team of illustrators and art directors. It is truly an honor to be selected for the annual, and a great honor to be one of the few chosen for a medal.
These will be on display at the Museum of American Illustration in February and March 2016 and will be included in Society’s annual, Illustrators, coming out in winter 2017.
I hope you can take a moment to enjoy these works outside of the context of illustration and appreciate them as artworks in themselves. Below, the twelve pieces unadorned.
Cynthia Sheppard for Emily Foster’s The Drowning Eyes
Karla Ortiz for Kai Ashante Wilson’s The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps
Dave Palumbo for Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti
Rovina Cai for K. M. Ferebee’s “Tom, Thom”
Greg Ruth for Michael Livingston’s “At the End of Babel”
Jeffery Alan Love for Andy Remic’s A Song for No Man’s Land
Anna and Elena Balbusso for Angela Slatter’s Of Sorrow and Such
Anna and Elena Balbusso for Charles Vess’ “Father Christmas”
Victo Ngai for Usman Malik’s “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Tree”
Richie Pope for Malka Older’s “Tear Tracks”
Sam Weber for Haralambi Markov’s “The Language of Knives”
Robert Hunt, “The Killing Jar”