A to Z Challenge: John Picacio

The A to Z Challenge is a meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 2000+ participants and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I thought I'd do something I generally try very hard not to do, and that is judge a book by its cover. Yes, this year my A to Z Challenge is all about the cover artists who give the books we know and love so much damn shelf appeal.

Continuing through the alphabet, we have John Picacio, the man behind the amazing covers below:

A nice variety of styles and looks, but I think the 2 Moorcock covers are my personal favorites (although the work he's done with Chadbourn is pretty amazing as well).

Be sure to check out his site here.


  1. He has a unique style. I like the Serpent one. Nice textures.

  2. I like the Wizardry & Wild Romance cover the best :)

  3. Very cool to share a cover *designer* - the person who brings forth the vision. Nice.

  4. What a great idea for the A to Z. Thanks so much for sharing these covers with us. I, like Alex, think i like the serpent one best, but also like the Gateway one as it reminds me of old style sci fi covers...


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