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AT THE EDGE (1988) by Michael Whelan, cover illustration for an unpublished book titled Messenger to Tintagel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