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Theon at Moat Cailin: the Calendar

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The official 2013 SONG OF ICE AND FIRE calendar is on sale at your favorite bookstore, br it brick & mortar or internet (if it's not, time to find a new favorite bookstore). Some gorgeous artwork by Marc Simonetti this year.

And courtesy of Marc, and Random House, we also have a YouTube video about the "making of" said calendar, so you can see how all this comes together.

Enjoy.

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( 38 comments )
Daniel De Vivo Creazzo
Sep. 13th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
Spoiler!
So Theon's not dead. No book has shown him at Moat cailin and i'm on aFfC.

Not cool George. I forgive you though!
oxalispescaprae
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:41 am (UTC)
Re: Spoiler!
Well, in fact, you can tell that in the book, it is never said that theon is dead. It's something that happened to me, first i think he was, but then i've realized he could be alive (in some dark place in some ominous castle in the north)

Hi :)
Eduardo Schimitt
Sep. 15th, 2012 12:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Spoiler!
There's a mention about Theon being flayed alive by Ramsay Snow in "A Storm of Swords", shortly before the red wedding.
Daniel De Vivo Creazzo
Sep. 13th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
By the way
The painting is absolutely beautiful.
dannister
Sep. 13th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
Nice.
That is really cool. I LOVE the new calendar. It's really ominous and beautiful. Very unique. This month I have the Oberyn and The Mountain on my wall.
Mathieu Thielemans
Sep. 13th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
The imagery sends shivers down my spine.

Spoilers.
This part of Dance with Dragons was one of those small victories for Theon, but where he had no joy in conquering at all.
Somehow, even though I love his arc and character, I want Stannis to decapitate him. Not because I hate him, but because he's been through enough and continuing to live would only bring more pain and suffering to him. Then again, that same pain and suffering makes his chapters such a great read. That, and all that based Manderly.

Also, George, was there a Russian inspiration for the coming battle near Winterfell?
yagalahai
Sep. 13th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
Calander
Umm, yeah, that was awesome.
Sandra Schafer
Sep. 13th, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
That was amazing!
That was truly amazing. The detail is incredible. I know a little bit about using PhotoShop an Illustrator, but I do not know what program this could be. I am in awe of the skill of this artist.
Jason Owens
Sep. 14th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Re: That was amazing!
I think it is most likely Corel Painter 12. Its preferred by serious digital artists once they make the jump to a Wacom Cintiq.
sourbillytipton
Sep. 13th, 2012 05:09 am (UTC)
Art inspiring art
Looking forward to picking it up and scanning right to May. A special month because my birthday falls on it, and the new Duncan and Egg story will be released. Which will make May everyone's special month.
benvh
Sep. 13th, 2012 07:19 am (UTC)
I would love to see a video like that of you writing a chapter of Winds of winter. Adding bits, deleting things...
The calendar looks like a must have.
orangputih
Sep. 13th, 2012 07:20 am (UTC)
Awesome!
Nico Lindstrm
Sep. 13th, 2012 09:22 am (UTC)
Pretty fucking bitchin'
forcewatcher
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:16 am (UTC)
I'm on it! This is greatness!
coridan0
Sep. 13th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
A beautiful piece of art. I'm pretty sure I could watch speed paintings all day.
winterwarrior
Sep. 13th, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
I bought this calendar as soon as it became available and it is absolutely beautiful. I couldn't figure out what this cover image was though, so now I know its Theon at Moat Cailin. I love all of the images, particularly the one of Dany in the pit in Mereen with her Drogon and Arya in the House of Black and White cellar with the faces. If anyone is a serious aSoIaF fan, they've gotta get this calendar.

Edited at 2012-09-13 02:05 pm (UTC)
Cludia Barreiro
Sep. 13th, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
That seemed easy... lololol

Awesome work!
misstopia
Sep. 13th, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
Is Catelyn going to be in any of the calendars EVER?
Amanda Milholland
Sep. 13th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
Does Lady Stoneheart count? ;) She is featured very prominently in one of the pictures! Love this calendar... got it a few weeks ago! (Though there are some little details inconsistent with book descriptions that irk me a little... like Brienne looking much too small/feminine haha) But still, it's so so gorgeous and I can't wait to be able to use it next year!
winterwarrior
Sep. 14th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
The image of Lady Stoneheart with her scarred neck and the people hanging is very chilling, very well done.
racebannon42
Sep. 13th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
Not quite Bob Ross...
Very cool.
lugajetboygirl
Sep. 13th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)

WOW. What a kick-ass video! Thanks!
insurrbution
Sep. 13th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Got mine already1 Made sure I ordered the 2012 and 2013 ones respectively, after the 2011 was hard to come by (don't have it).

On the 20th, I'll send you a birthday message through here, but in case you don't get to read it until after the 20th, Happy Birthday! :D May there be many more :)
grrm
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
It's the 2009 calendar that's REALLY hard to come by.

And the 2010 calendar. (Which, alas, does not exist).
stalbon
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
Aaaargh, and I've already picked up my calender for next year. I was looking for this last year, though! I'll be sure to look for it next time I'm at a Barnes & Noble.
wcbryan80
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
Wow!
Simply stunning...this was really amazing to see from start to finish. I am in awe of Marc's work and I must say I am probably going to have to go ahead and get one of these for my next year's calendar. Amazing what a lot of these talented artists can do through a digital medium nowadays.

So George, who did the artwork on the 2009 calendar, the one you said is so hard to come by? Probably a dumb question but what makes that one so hard to find? I am guessing there were just a great deal fewer of them printed.
grrm
Sep. 14th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow!
Michael Komarck did the art for the 2009 calendar.

What makes it hard to find? The 2009 calendar was published by DB Pro, the 2011/2012/2013 calendars by Random House.
memyselfandrye
Sep. 13th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
I prefer locations over characters...
The Calendar with all the various locations from a few years ago was the one I really wanted. I even considered buying some of the original artwork when the artist was selling them, but alas, I missed out on both.

I have not bothered with the more recent calendars, as they have featured characters over locations.

This one, going from Theon at Moat Cailin alone, seems like it might offer both, which might be great. It looks fantastic from little I have seen.

I will put this on my wish list. Maybe I'll actually even get it!
grrm
Sep. 14th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: I prefer locations over characters...
Some of Ted Nasmith's originals for the 2011 calendar are still available for sale, I believe.
oxalispescaprae
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:43 am (UTC)
This is amazing, what a piece of artwork.
slthlvschnk
Sep. 14th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
Good stuff.
Beautifully gloomy. I must've missed something on my fourth reading of ASOS; I didn't picture quite so many trees.
sakaea
Sep. 14th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Beautiful
I received my birthday books from you in the mail this morning, and they are wonderful! Thanks so very much!

I will of course be getting this beautiful calendar for next year. Wonderful artwork!
Amanda Milholland
Sep. 15th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Sorry to be completely off-topic, but I just wanted to say a quick thanks! My signed anthologies I ordered for my brother and I just arrived today, complete with very nice little inscriptions that I wasn't even expecting! Thank you so much, George. You are very, very good to all of us fans :)
r3g0rzz
Sep. 15th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
looks awesome! can't wait till it comes out.
grrm
Sep. 15th, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
It is out. It debuted at the San Diego Comicon.
yagalahai
Sep. 16th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Awesome!
Alright, I'm giddy. I just bought the calendar on Amazon. I can't wait! Eeeee!
loco73
Sep. 18th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Oh happy days!!!
Marc Simonetti is an excellent artist that much is clear! Judging just from that 10 minute video about the making of the calendar, hell I got tired just from watching. This man's brain must be a living canvas of creativity and imagination...scary! :-)

I am happy to report that I got my calendar back in Julyan it is now waiting for its day to come! I can't wait to unwrap it!
ser_steveo
Sep. 18th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Hypnotizing
That was 10 minutes well spent, and the music was awesome! Loved it.
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