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John Jude Palencar — Contributor: Artist

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John Jude Palencar is a frequent Cover Artist for the Newford Series.

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John Jude Palencar (born 1957) is an American fantasy, science fiction, and horror artist. Over 100 book covers have been adorned by his art, including all four covers of the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini. He graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1980. ~ John Jude Palencar - Wikipedia

Newford Cover Art Edit

# Titles Notes
1 Dreams Underfoot (2003) 2003 by Orb
6 The Ivory and the Horn (2007) 2007 by Orb
7 Trader (1997) 2005-trade by Orb
8 Someplace to Be Flying () 2005 Trade-pb by Orb
9 Moonlight and Vines (1999) 2006 PB by Orb
10 Forests of the Heart (2000) 2000-HC & 2001-pb by Tor (Chesley Award)
11 The Onion Girl (2001) 2001-HC & 2002-Pb by Tor
13 Spirits in the Wires (2003) 2003-hc & 2004-pb by Tor
16 Widdershins (2006) 2006-hc & 2007-tp by Tor
23 Muse and Reverie (2009) 2009–Hc & 2010–Pb by Tor


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Palencar has exhibited in numerous group shows in galleries, colleges and universities throughout the United States. Demand for his work extends into Europe and the Pacific rim through sales of his original paintings, second-rights usages and commissions.

He was a featured artist for IDEA Magazine in Japan. Many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe include his paintings. Palencar has created covers for several novels by Stephen King, who also holds Palencar's work in his private collection.

When Knopf published Eragon in 2003, they called on Palencar to illustrate the cover. He also illustrated the covers for Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance.[2] Paolini said that he named Palancar Valley after him long before Palencar illustrated the cover of Eragon.[citation needed]

In 2010 Palencar was nominated in the World Fantasy Award Best Artist category. ~ John Jude Palencar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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