|Charles Vess has been drawing ever since he could hold a crayon and crawl to the nearest wall. His long list of accomplishments include cover and interior art for Marvel, DC, Tor and Subterranean Press, as well as many illustrated books and graphic novels for which he has won two Hugo, four World Fantasy, three Chesley, two Locus, a Mythopoeic and two Will Eisner awards.
Charles’ art has been featured in many gallery and museum exhibitions across the nation, including “Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art” at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators and “Enchanted, A History of Fantasy Illustration” at the Norman Rockwell Museum. His work has also been shown in Paris, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the UK.
His four-year collaboration with Ursula Le Guin resulted in a fully illustrated edition of all her Earthsea stories. Published by Saga Press, The Books of Earthsea garnered many awards. 2021 saw the release of Honeycomb (Saga) written by Joanne M. Harris with many color and black and white illustrations and The Art of Stardust (Titan), an informal history written by Vess and with an introduction by Neil Gaiman.
He lives in a house down on the North Fork River in southwestern Virginia where he works diligently from his studio, Green Man Press.