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Picacio Does Melisandre

John Picacio has posted another sneak peek from his 2012 Ice & Fire calendar. This time it's a detail of the red woman, Melisandre of Asshai.


The calendar will debut at the San Diego Comicon. John and I will both be on hand, signing copies. See you there!!!


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Jun. 29th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
Lucy Lawless as Melisandre?
I`d love it!
Jun. 29th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Andrea Spencer
Jun. 29th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
She reminds me of Pat Benetar, except with red eyes and red hair! LOL
Jun. 29th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Love it! Very much spot on. =)
Jun. 29th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Picacio Does Melisandre
Thx, Spitphyre!

Alex & Andrea -- Funny comments. :) Lucy Lawless would be an interesting choice in the HBO show. But no, actually when I was doing this Melisandre art, she never entered my mind. Ditto PBenatar. :) The art I did for the calendar is based on the way I saw the characters while immersed in the ASoIaF books. So my Melisandre art is definitely based on that, and when I was drawing her, she was based on personal memories and imaginings, referenced from two ex-girlfriends and my wife. A dangerous combination, now that I think of it.... :) LOL
Jun. 29th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
NO Canada ?
Very disappointed your not coming to Toronto...you're huge up here EH!...luckily for me , I'll be attending Worldcon this yr...so excited to meet you and fellow fans...Beautiful painting of Melisandre by the way...
Jun. 29th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
I'm very much looking forward to getting our copy of the calendar. We have ASOIAF art and Picacio art in the apartment already, so this will bridge the two collections nicely.
Jun. 29th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Wow I think I liked the stuff he did for Del Rey's Elric well enough but the stuff for this calendar blows me away. Great work.
Jonathan Leard
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
Heart-Shaped Face
I totally see the book's description in her face. That's one thing I'm loving about this calendar so far; it's closer to the books than any TV show could ever be. The wife and I can't wait to get ours, though unfortunately not at any events with signatures.
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Looks awesome!!
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, gorrrgeous. I didn't know there was any sort of calendar for the series, but now? TOTALLY ORDERING ONE. All of the sneak peeks are amazing.
Jun. 30th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Nice! Though when I first glanced at the post title I thought it said 'Picasso Does Melisandre' :P
Jun. 30th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
no way, too young and hot, looks like a porn star, not a sorceress! ;) my vote is for saffron burrows! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004787/ EXACTLY how I picture her...
Jun. 30th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
will you be signing books as well at comic con? i know there's a san diego booksigning, but they are selling tickets in person only and i'm sure they'll be sold out by the time i'm in san diego.
Jun. 30th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
I will be signing a lot at Comicon. Almost every day, in fact, at many different venues, for several different publishers.

But please note: I will be signing specific things at specific times. When I sign at Avatar, I will be signing only the FEVRE DREAM graphic novel. When I sign at IDW, I will be signing only DOORWAYS. At Tor, only Wild Cards books.

Those are booth signings. In the general signings, the ones in the con's official autograph areas, I will be signing the Ice & Fire books (mostly) and everything else.

If we have long lines, as I expect, I will ONLY be signing. That is to say, I will not be doing inscriptions or personalizations. When there's a lot of people waiting for my illegible scrawl, and a limited amount of time, it's more equitable to sign five hundred books than to sign and inscribe two hundred.
(no subject) - ghoulgurl - Jun. 30th, 2011 06:46 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 30th, 2011 06:18 am (UTC)
Uhm.. Isn't she supposed to have bright red eyes, not carmine-brown?
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