About the Artist

Almost ten years after slipping back into the primordial gloom, the fantasy artist and painter Charles Keegan has now reemerged better than ever.

Charles began working as an illustrator in 1994. He fulfilled a childhood dream with his first nationally published work - the cover painting for Conan and the Mists of Doom published by Tor Books. This was quickly followed by many more book covers for Tor, Del Rey, and Baen Books.

He won Best in Show at the 2000 World Fantasy Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas with the painting "Held by Honor." He received a Judge's Choice Award at the 1998 World Con Art Show and has been twice nominated for a Chesley Award.

As a youth, Charles was strongly influenced by the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard. Years of martial arts training, fencing and modern dance have given him an understanding of physical activity that greatly enhances his work at the drawing board.

In January 1997 Charles appeared fighting with live steel in Discovery Channel's "Deadly Duels: Duels of Chivalry" with internationally recognized edged-weapons expert Hank Reinhardt.

Trained at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York, he lives in Atlanta with his wife Heather.

 Charles Keegan as drawn by Jeff Jones in 1995.

Charles Keegan as drawn by Jeff Jones in 1995.


 

Published Works - Book and Game Cover Art


2013
The Bones of the Old Ones by Howard Andrew Jones (Head of Zeus)
The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones (Head of Zeus)

2010
The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones (Thomas Dunne / St. Martins Press)

2006
Realms of Fantasy magazine (August 2006 issue)
Conan I (The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian) by Robert E. Howard (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag)
Conan II (The Bloody Crown of Conan) by Robert E. Howard (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag)
Conan III (The Conquering Sword of Conan) by Robert E. Howard (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag)

2003
The Hunt Begins by Robert Jordan (Tor Books / Starscape) with interior art
A New Thread in the Pattern by Robert Jordan (Tor Books / Starscape) with interior art
Gideon's Wall by Greg Kurzawa (Riptide Press)
The Valley of Shadows by Frank Fradella (Cove Press)

2002
Highland Warriors (Data Becker Games)
Tides of Darkness by Judith Tarr (Tor Books)
Fire Logic by Laurie Marks (Tor Books)
Parliment of Owls by Elizabeth Hilgartner (Meisha Merlin)
Chains of Destruction by Selina Rosen (Meisha Merlin)

2001
Mother of Kings by Poul Anderson (Tor Books)
Conan the Rebel by Poul Anderson (Tor Books)
From the Two Rivers by Robert Jordan (Tor Books / Starscape) with interior art
To the Blight by Robert Jordan (Tor Books / Starscape) with interior art
Chains of Freedom by Selina Rosen (Meisha Merlin)

2000
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Meisha Merlin - ltd. ed.) interior art
A Business of Ferrets by Elizabeth Hilgartner (Meisha Merlin) with interior art
Aspects of the Wild (Imagine Role Playing Games)

1999
Corporate Mentality by Steven Piziks (Baen Books)

1998
Die Drachenfestung by Jane Welch (Droemer Knaur)
Apocalypse Troll by David Weber (Baen Books)
Bolo Rising by William H. Keith (Baen Books)
The Butcher's Bill by David Drake (Baen Books)
In the Company of Mind by Steven Piziks (Baen Books)
The Dragon Lord by David Drake (Baen Books)
Alternate Generals edited by Harry Turtledove (Baen Books)
Black as Blood by Rob Chilson (Baen Books)

1997
Tarzan and the Golden Lion / Tarzan and the Ant Men (dual edition) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Del Rey)
Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza by Roland Green (Tor Books)

1996
Conan at the Demon's Gate by Roland Green (Tor Books)
Ride Rebels Ride by Randal L. Greenwood (Tor Books)
Kansas Bloody Kansas by Randal L. Greenwood (Tor Books)

1995
Burn Missouri Burn by Randal L. Greenwood (Tor Books)
Conan and the Mists of Doom by Roland Green (Tor Books)


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