michael dawes


AT THE EDGE (1988) by Michael Whelan, cover illustration for an unpublished book titled Messenger to Tintagel

This could be the rarest find from my recent time in the studio. I mean, how often do you see a finished Whelan cover that virtually no one has ever seen?

When I asked Michael about it, he explained,“It was a commission for DAW that was done based on an outline…but something happened to the author and he never finished the manuscript. So it’s a painting waiting for a book. His ‘sword’ is supposed to be made of wood.