World Fantasy Award Artist Finalist John Coulthart

It’s been a busy few weeks, and I’ve gotten behind, but before the World Fantasy Awards this coming weekend, I wanted to say a few words about John Coulthart.

Coulthart is a nominee for best artist, and I was astounded to learn that this was the first time. John’s body of work is fairly vast at this point, and his art has appeared with projects by Michael Moorcock and Alan Moore, in addition to for his own projects. He is also the genius behind the wonderful art and design of every book by Savoy.

Indeed, I can’t conceive of my own City of Saints & Madmen, or our editing projects The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, Lambshead Cabinet, Steampunk 2 and 3, The Steampunk Bible, or The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals without his contributions.

So kudos to the judges this year in singling out John for some well-deserved and long-overdue attention. He’s one of the best.

John maintains a brilliant blog you really should be reading, and he recently released his 2013 Cthulhu calendar.