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Two Great Artists

Book cover art is as much a part of a book as is the story written within; after all, how many of us buy our books because the cover demands our attention.


This blog is dedicated to two great cover artists known for their science fiction/fantasy art and who have sadly passed away – Keith Parkinson (1958- 2005) and just recently, Darrell K. Sweet (1934 – 2011).

Both these men lived their lives as true artists, creating over the years fantastic cover art. Darrell was renowned for his art in the Robert Jordan epic fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” along with “Runelords” series by David Farland and many other books. Keith Parkinson also created for authors like C.J. Cherryh, Kenneth C. Flint, Terry Goodkind, Piers Anthony, Orson Scott Card, and dozens more.

These men had rich lives with their many artistic projects that were appreciated and loved by many.

I know I enjoyed and valued their incredible cover art each time I bought a fantasy book.

These two exceptional artists have certainly left their artistic mark in this world and will be greatly missed.

Visit these official websites for their complete history: