Wayne Barlowe

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Wayne Barlowe
Born (1958-01-06) January 6, 1958 (age 61)
Known forScience fiction and fantasy painting
Spouse(s)Shawna McCarthy
Laura Hansen Barlowe

Wayne Douglas Barlowe (born January 6, 1958) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and painter. He has painted over 300 book and magazine covers and illustrations for many major book publishers, as well as Life magazine, Time magazine, and Newsweek. His parents, Sy and Dorothea Barlowe, were both natural history artists.


Wayne Barlowe is well known for his realistic paintings of surreal alien (or fantastic) life. His Barlowe's Guides to extraterrestrials and to fantasy are his interpretations of specific creatures and beings from well-known science fiction and fantasy literature. His Inferno is an interpretation of the demonology contained in the Grimoire of Honorius. His Expedition is a complex look of the speculative evolution of the fictional planet Darwin IV.

Personal life[edit]

He married Shawna McCarthy, editor-in-chief at Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in 1983.[1]

He has two daughters, Cayley and Hillary. He was married to Laura Hansen Barlowe in 2013.[citation needed]




  1. ^ "Shawna McCarthy, Editor, Marries Wayne D. Barlowe". 1983-06-26. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  2. ^ "God's Demon". Kirkus Reviews. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2018-06-05.

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