Bob Eggleton at Worldcon in Denver in 2008
|Born||September 13, 1960|
|Known for||Science fiction, Fantasy, Painting|
Bob Eggleton (born September 13, 1960) is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror artist. Eggleton has been honored with the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist eight times, first winning in 1994. He also won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book in 2001 for his art book "Greetings From Earth". He has also won the Chesley Award for Artistic Achievement in 1999 and was the guest of honor at Chicon 2000.
Eggleton's drawing and paintings cover a wide range of science fiction, fantasy, and horror topics, depicting space ships, alien worlds and inhabitants, dragons, vampires, and other fantasy creatures. His view on space ships were that they should look organic, and claimed that as a child, he was disappointed with the space shuttles and rockets NASA produced; they were nothing like fantasy artists of the twenties and thirties had promised. His fascination with dragons originated with his childhood interest of dinosaurs, which can be seen in the book Greetings From Earth. His paintings are commissioned and bought at science fiction conventions, and used as book covers.
Eggleton has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.
Eggleton received massive encouragement from his father, in the form of books, supplies, visits to museums of space and aeronautics and support during the career choices he made. Eggleton dropped out of his art college, because he felt it was not for him.
Eggleton is a fan of Godzilla, has illustrated numerous comics, magazines and children's books based on the character and worked as a creative consultant on the American remake. While in Japan he appeared as an extra in one of the more recent films.
- First Men in the Moon (1989)
- Alien Horizons (1995, UK)
- The Book of Sea Monsters (1998)
- Greetings from Earth (2000)
- Dragonhenge (2002)
- Primal Darkness (2003)
- The Star Dragons (2004)
- Dragons' Domain (2010)
- Van Siclen, Bill (September 29, 1996). "His work is fantastic! Which is how he got to be science fiction's best illustrator". Providence Journal. Providence, RI. p. E01. Retrieved August 28, 2012.
- Eggleton, Bob (November 20, 2004). "Godzilla at 50". Locus. Retrieved August 28, 2012.
- "13562 Bobeggleton (1992 SF11)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved August 6, 2009.