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John Picacio has won two Hugo Awards, a World Fantasy Award, seven Chesley Awards, a Locus Award, two International Horror Guild Awards and has won the ASIMOV'S Readers Poll Award twice.

  • 2013 Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist
  • 2012 Chesley Award for Best Product Illustration
  • 2012 Chesley Award / Best Paperback Cover Illustration (for THE CREATIVE FIRE by Brenda Cooper)
  • 2012 Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist
  • 2011 Chesley Award / Best Magazine Cover Illustration (for "Away From Here" / ASIMOV'S, Sept. 2009)
  • 2010 ASIMOV'S Readers Poll / Best Cover (for September 2009 Cover Art, "Away From Here")
  • 2009 Chesley Award / Best Paperback Cover Illustration (for FAST FORWARD 2, edited by Lou Anders)
  • 2009 ASIMOV'S Readers Poll / Best Cover (for September 2008 Cover Art, "The Ice War")
  • 2007 International Horror Guild Award / Artist
  • 2007 Locus Award / Artist
  • 2006 Chesley Award / Artistic Achievement
  • 2005 World Fantasy Award / Artist
  • 2005 Chesley Award / Best Paperback Cover Illustration
    (for HER SMOKE ROSE UP FOREVER by James Tiptree, Jr.)
  • 2002 International Horror Guild Award / Artist

John has been nominated for the Hugo Award 9 times, the World Fantasy Award 7 times, 18 Chesley Awards, 8 Locus Awards (Top 5 Finishes), 3 times for the International Horror Guild Award, twice for the ASIMOV'S Readers Poll and once for the British Fantasy Award.

  • 2013 Hugo Award / Best Professional Artist
  • 2012 Hugo Award / Best Professional Artist
  • 2011 Hugo Award / Best Professional Artist
  • 2011 World Fantasy Award / Artist
  • 2011 Chesley Award / Best Hardback Cover Illustration (for THE WATERS RISING by Sheri S. Tepper)
  • 2011 Chesley Award / Best Paperback Cover Illustration (for ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES by Michael Moorcock)
  • 2011 Chesley Award / Best Interior Illustration (for ELRIC: SWORD AND ROSES interiors by Michael Moorcock)
  • 2010 Chesley Award / Best Hardback Cover Illustration (for DROOD by Dan Simmons)
  • 2010 Chesley Award / Best Paperback Cover Illustration
    (for AGE OF MISRULE: WORLD'S END by Mark Chadbourn)
  • 2010 Chesley Award / Best Magazine Cover Illustration
    (for ASIMOV'S, September 2009 Cover Art, "Away From Here")
  • 2010 Chesley Award / Best Interior Illustration
    (for SALEM'S LOT for KNOWING DARKNESS, edited by Jerad Walters)
  • 2010 Hugo Award / Best Professional Artist
  • 2009 Chesley Award / Best Hardback Cover Illustration (VIEWPOINTS CRITICAL by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.)
  • 2009 Chesley Award / Best Magazine Cover Illustration
    (for ASIMOV'S, September 2008 Cover Art, "The Ice War")
  • 2009 Chesley Award / Best Interior Illustration (for ELRIC: THE STEALER OF SOULS Interiors)
  • 2009 World Fantasy Award / Artist
  • 2009 Locus Award / Artist
  • 2009 Hugo Award / Best Professional Artist
  • 2008 World Fantasy Award / Artist
  • 2008 Chesley Award / Best Hardback Cover Illustration (THE MARGARETS by Sheri S. Tepper)
  • 2008 Chesley Award / Best Paperback Cover Illustration (TIME'S CHILD by Rebecca Ore)
  • 2008 Locus Award / Artist
  • 2008 Hugo Award / Best Professional Artist
  • 2007 World Fantasy Award / Artist
  • 2007 British Fantasy Award / Artist
  • 2007 Chesley Award / Best Paperback Cover Illustration
    (A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ by Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
  • 2007 Chesley Award / Best Magazine Cover Illustration (INTERZONE #204)
  • 2007 Locus Award / Art Book (for COVER STORY: THE ART OF JOHN PICACIO)
  • 2007 Hugo Award / Best Professional Artist
  • 2007 Hugo Award / Best Related Book (for COVER STORY: THE ART OF JOHN PICACIO)
  • 2006 Chesley Award / Best Interior Illustration (THE SECOND HUNT)
  • 2006 Locus Award / Artist
  • 2006 Hugo Award / Best Professional Artist
  • 2005 Hugo Award / Best Professional Artist
  • 2004 World Fantasy Award / Artist
  • 2001 International Horror Guild Award / Artist

A selection of interviews and articles about John Picacio and his work: