And Finally, How to Make Arya Stark of Winterfell Look Even More Badass

Over the past few months, we've featured Hugo-nominated artist John Picacio's fascinating tutorials on the process behind the artwork in his 2012 calendar for George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Now, at last, here's the sixth and final process post — which might be the most exciting yet. For it features Arya… »7/06/12 4:12pm7/06/12 4:12pm

My Art Nouveau Vision of George R.R. Martin's Fiery Sorceress, Melisandre

June is almost over, and when you flip your 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar to July, you'll find Melisandre. My artwork for her is the focus of today's exclusive process feature here at io9. How did the flame-loving sorceress from Asshai become the icon for the hottest month of the year? Read on, and find out. »6/29/12 7:30pm6/29/12 7:30pm

Check out some of last year's coolest science fiction and fantasy art

Science fiction and fantasy books wouldn't be nearly as vital a part of our culture without their incredible cover illustrations and other artwork. And every year, the Chesley Awards celebrate the loveliest and most arresting artworks in the field. »6/18/12 2:20pm6/18/12 2:20pm

John Picacio for George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire, 2012…