Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominations: Best Artwork
On Thursday 12 I alerted you all to the Sir Julius Vogel Awards being opened for nomination on 1 January and closing on 31 March, 2011. I also encouraged you to support NZ artists and writers by nominating the works you’ve loved—and also works of merit, generally—created by a New Zealander and first published or released in the 2010 calendar year. And then mentioned a few adult and YA SFF novels published in the past year that immediately ‘sprang to mind’, just to help the process along.
Generally speaking I am fairly printed-word focused, but last night I thought—what about that Best Artwork Award then? Two potential nominees that immediately sprang to mind (although I am sure there are many more out there) were:
- Frank Victoria for the cover of Tymon’s Flight (penned by his wife, Mary Victoria); and
- Peter Fitzpatrick for the map in The Heir of Night (penned of course by me!)
Here they are—and definitely both worth a nomination for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Artwork 2011, in my humble opinion!