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.
|Known for||Science fiction and fantasy painting|
|Spouse(s)||Shawna McCarthy |
Laura Hansen Barlowe
Barlowe is best known for realistic paintings of surreal alien life, hellish landscapes as well as paleoart. His original art books Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials and Barlowe's Guide to Fantasy showcase his interpretations of specific creatures and beings from well-known science fiction and fantasy literature. Expedition, adapted to television as Alien Planet, is a complex look at the speculative evolution of the fictional planet Darwin IV.
Barlowe's Inferno and Brushfire are interpretations of the demonology contained in the Grimoire of Honorius. God's Demon, Barlowe's first novel inspired by these works, was released in 2007. A sequel, The Heart of Hell, is set for release in August of 2019.
He has two daughters, Cayley and Hillary. He was married to Laura Hansen Barlowe in 2013.
- Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998)
- Galaxy Quest (1999)
- Titan A.E. (2000)
- Blade II (2002)
- Hellboy (2004)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
- Alien Planet (TV, 2005)
- Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
- Prototype (Video game, 2009)
- Avatar (2009)
- Dante's Inferno: Divine Edition (Video game, 2010)
- John Carter (2012)
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
- R.I.P.D. (2013)
- Pacific Rim (2013)
- The Pop-Up Book of Star Wars (Random House, 1978)
- Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials (Workman Publishing, 1979)
- Expedition: Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV (Workman Publishing, 1990)
- An Alphabet Of Dinosaurs (Scholastic Press, 1995)
- The Alien Life of Wayne Barlowe (Morpheus International, 1995)
- The Horned Dinosaurs (Princeton University Press, 1996)
- Barlowe’s Guide to Fantasy (Harper Prism, 1996)
- Barlowe's Inferno (Morpheus International, 1998)
- Brushfire: Illuminations from the Inferno (Morpheus International, 2001)
- God’s Demon (Tor Books, 2007)
- The Heart of Hell (Sequel to God's Demon, Tor Books, 2019)
- "Shawna McCarthy, Editor, Marries Wayne D. Barlowe". June 26, 1983. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
- "God's Demon". Kirkus Reviews. May 20, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2018.