Bob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, horror, and landscape artist, encompassing twenty years of putting brush to canvas or board. Winner of 9 Hugo Awards-he has been nominated an amazing 28 times over 24 years, 12 Chesley Awards, as well as various magazine awards, his art can be seen on the covers of magazines, books, posters and prints, and of late, trading cards, stationery, drink coasters, journals, and jigsaw puzzles. He is considered the most “commercially successful” artist in SF & Fantasy.
He also works as a conceptual illustrator for movies and thrill rides conceptualizing environments on STAR TREK THE EXPERIENCE in Las Vegas and, did concept work for the 1998 film SPHERE. The most recent movie work includes concept and character design for the John A Davis animated feature ‘The Ant Bully’ for Texas based DNA Productions and Hollywood’s Playtone Co./Warner Bros. Previous to that, Bob did conceptual art for Davis’ Academy Award nominated animated film ‘Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius’. He also recently worked on the independent short film THE IDOL from director/writer Norman England.
Between demanding deadlines for book covers and movies, Bob has managed to squeeze in time to illustrate two books of experimental artwork about dragons. ‘Dragonhenge’ (2002) and ‘The Stardragons’ (2005), allowed Bob to stretch his talents in a range of mediums and also to indulge in exercising his beloved pencil work. Both are narrated dragon-myth original stories conceived and written by the award winning author, John Grant.
Other books of Bob’s artwork include: ‘Alien Horizons: The Fantastic Art of Bob Eggleton’, ‘Greetings From Earth: The Art of Bob Eggleton’, and ‘The Book of Sea Monsters’. Currently, ‘Primal Darkness: The Gothic and Horror Artwork of Bob Eggleton’ is available from Cartouche Press. His latest book is DRAGON”S DOMAIN: THE ULTIMATE DRAGON PAINTING BOOK out from Impact Books in 2010.
He recently had work published in the art books L’UNIVERSE DE DRAGONS volume 1 and 2 from Galerie Daniel Mahgden in France, and the mammoth,history-making tome AN H.P. LOVECRAFT RETROSPECTIVE and THE ART OF STEPHEN KING from Centipede Press in Colorado. He cites H.P.Lovecraft as his single most influential SF/Fantasy writer and Brian Lumley has his most collaborated-with SF/Horror author. His work is recently in MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTON AND FANTASY ART by Karen Haber and, THE ART OF THE DRAGON edited by Patrick and Jeanie Wilshire and JD Spurlock from Vanguard Books.
And in amongst all of this, Bob still manages to sneak away sometimes and watch his beloved Japanese monster films, buy toys, fit in travel to strange and wondrous places, and do the odd bit of landscape painting.
Bob is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA). His work has appeared on professional publications and books in the world of SF, Fantasy & Horror across the world. He lives near Providence RI which was also the home of H.P.Lovecraft. Impact Books in 2010.
Bob has been doing cover art to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND for their special “Kaiju” issues as well as HP Lovecraft issues. And he’s been working on covers to IDW’s latest incarnation of GODZILLA, as task which did also did for Dark Horse Comic’s incarnation of the GODZILLA comics in the 1990s.
Recently he illustrated the Centennial Edition of TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs for Easton Press/MBI Books.
Other Interesting and Trivial Facts About Bob Eggleton:
- He is married to Australian Artist, Marianne Plumridge and they live in a condo in Rhode Island largely populated by a legion of Godzilla toys; movies; books…many books; music cds; art materials; and the resultant paintings.
- He was an extra-running-in the 2002 Toho film GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA.
- “Life is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me”: An asteroid, or minor planet, has been named after Bob Eggleton: ‘13562 Bobeggleton’, which was discovered in 1992 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.