Ursa Major Award for Best Published Illustration

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The Ursa Major Award for Best Published Illustration is one of the awards presented by the Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association to the work of art voted best of the year by Internet voters. It is one of the oldest categories of the Ursa Major Awards, having been first awarded in 2002.

Winners and nominees[edit]

2001[edit]

  1. Front cover of Fur Visions #20, by XianJaguar
  2. Maitz, Don. Dust jacket painting for "Kingdoms of Light", by Alan Dean Foster, February 2001.
  3. Mleynek, Natasha "Dark Natasha". Cover of "Furrlough" #102, June 2001.
  4. Raabe, Mike. Cover of "World Tree", by Bard Bloom & Victoria Borah Bloom, January 2001.
  5. Wyman, Vicky. Cover of "Tales of Perissa", by Brock Hoagland, July 2001.

2002[edit]

  1. Cover of Furrlough #109, January 2002, by Natasha "Dark Natasha" Mleynek
  2. Heather Bruton. Cover painting for Anubis: Dark Desire #1, June 2002.
  3. Heather Bruton. Cover painting for Furrlough #112, April 2002.
  4. Odis Holcomb. Cover painting for Breaking the Ice: Stories from New Tibet, edited by Tim Susman, January 2002.
  5. Chuck Melville. Cover painting for Wild Kingdom #13, April 2002.

2003[edit]

  1. Cover painting by Ursula Vernon of Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction
  2. "Busker at Pike Place Market", interior illustration by C. D. (Bluesman) Woodbury, in Conifur Northwest 2003 Program Book, September 2003, page 41.
  3. Cover of Genus #62, October 2003, by Yamaneko-ya.
  4. "Husky in Buddhist Robes", interior illustration by Sky Rigdon, in North American Fur #11, January 2003.
  5. Cover of The Iron Star (by Brock Hoagland), by Terrie Smith. Shanda Fantasy Arts, July 2003.
  6. Cover of South Fur Lands #30, September 2003, by Peta Hewitt.

2004[edit]

  1. Cover painting by Kacey Miyagami for Fur Plus #22
  2. Anderson, Jennifer. Cover illustration for Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe, #36, August 2004.
  3. Maltzman, Kacey. Cover painting ("Vienna's Jacuzzi") for South Fur Lands #33, June 2004.
  4. Meyer, Susan. Cover painting for Furrlough #133, January 2004.
  5. Wieringo, Mike. Cover painting for Tales of Tellos #2, November 2004.
  6. Wong, Conrad "Lynx". Interior illustration for "Three Ladies", by Michael H. Payne, in Claw & Quill, October 17, 2004.

2005[edit]

  1. Cover painting by Cybercat for Transformations: A Forest Tales Story, by Bernard Doove, published by Fauxpaw Publications in June
  2. Cummings, Barb. Splash page for the story "Money for Nothing", by Kathy R. Coleman on page 2 of Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #40. (in Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #40, November)
  3. Palmer, Sara. Cover painting for Volle, by Kyell Gold. (Sofawolf Press, January)
  4. Rigdon, Sky. Front cover of Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe, #39 (Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe, #39, July)
  5. Stawicki, Matt. Cover painting for Haydn of Mars, by Al Sarrantonio. (Ace Books, January)

2006[edit]

  1. Cover painting by Sara Palmer for Pendant of Fortune
  2. Cover art by Eugene Arenhaus, for Extinctioners #15 by Shawntae Howard, January.
  3. Illustration by Susan Rankin, "Sire Relief: Entering L'Etoile d'Argent." for "Sire Relief", Part I, Spontoon, July.
  4. Illustration by Susan Rankin, "Sire Relief: Holding the Fort." for Sire Relief, Part II, Spontoon, July.
  5. Title page by Chas P A Melville for Bob's Greezamus Carol, Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #42 (Tai-Pan Literary & Arts Project, December)
  6. Cover art by Sky Oxford for Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #41 (Tai-Pan Literary & Arts Project, May)

2007[edit]

  1. Cover of Fur Affinity: United souvenir book by Blotch
  2. Heather Bruton: Wraparound cover of "Common and Precious"
  3. Heather Burton: Wraparound cover of "Life's Dream"
  4. Baron Engel: Cover of Further Confusion 2007 program book
  5. Sara Palmer: Cover of "The Prisoner's Release, and Other Stories"
  6. Georgi Valchev: cover of Furnation Anthology Magazine issue #8

2008[edit]

  1. Cover of Eurofurence 14 program book, by Blotch
  2. Slumber Party, cover of ANTHRO #16 (March-April), by Heather Bruton
  3. Centerfold of Eurofurence 14 program book, by Dark Natasha
  4. Cover for "More Terrible Than Chains", by Kacey Miyagami
  5. Cover for "Waterways", by John Nunnemacher

2009[edit]

  1. Cover of Out of Position by Blotch
  2. Patrick Farley: "Gaia’s Strange Seedlike Brood" from Thoughtcrime Experiment
  3. Jailbird: "It’s Beautiful" from "Trading Wishes" by Kevin Frane
  4. Kenket: Illustration for New Coyote from Anthrozine.com
  5. Sara Palmer: Cover for Jasmyn by Bernard Doove

2010[edit]

  1. Cover for Kyell Gold's Shadow of the Father, by Sara Palmer
  2. Big Red: Lady Sings the Blues by Richard Bartrop
  3. Cenotaph by SusanDeer
  4. The Seventh Chakra by Kamui
  5. New Fables Summer 2010 by Mary Mouse

2011[edit]

  1. Cover for Nordguard Book one: Across The Ice, by Blotch
  2. Cover for Isolation Play by Blotch
  3. Cover for Red Sails in the Fallout by Jason Chan
  4. Cover for Weasel Presants by Caribou
  5. FBA 2012 Season Opener by Rosenthal
  6. Cover for Tales of the Tai Pan Universe #48 by C.D. Woodbury

2012[edit]

  1. Cover for Green Fairy by Rukis
  2. Cover for Winter Games by Sabretoothed Ermine
  3. Back cover for MidFur 2012 conbook by Blotch
  4. Wraparound cover for Flight of the Star Phoenix by Kacey
  5. Cover of MidFur 2012 conbook by Dark Natasha
  6. Cover of EuroFurence XVIII conbook by Henrieke

2013[edit]

  1. winner: Blotch, cover of Divisions, by Kyell Gold (Sofawolf Press, January 17)
  2. A Blue Deer, cover of The Cat’s Eye Pub, by James R. Jordan (CreateSpace, June 4)
  3. Dark Natasha, painting, Matthias, Ready for Battle (The Metamor Keep website, February 3)
  4. Dolphyn (Justin Swatsworth), illustration (Street Rave) in Anthrocon 2013 conbook, page 19
  5. RedCoatCat, cover of Furnal Equinox 2013 conbook

References[edit]


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Ursa Major Award winners for Best Published Illustration
Front cover by XianJaguar for Fur Visions #20 (2001) · Cover by Natasha "Dark Natasha" Mleynek for Furrlough #109 (2002) · Cover painting by Ursula Vernon of Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction (2003) · Cover painting by Kacey Miyagami for Fur Plus #22 (2004) · Cover painting by Cybercat for Transformations: A Forest Tales Story (by Bernard Doove) (2005) · Cover painting by Sara Palmer for Pendant of Fortune (by Kyell Gold) (2006) · Cover by Blotch for Fur Affinity: United souvenir book (2007) · Cover by Blotch for Eurofurence 14 con book (2008) · Cover by Blotch for Out of Position (by Kyell Gold) (2009) · Cover by Sara Palmer for Shadow of the Father (by Kyell Gold) (2010)  · Cover by Blotch for Nordguard Book One: Across the Ice (2011)  · Cover by Rukis for Green Fairy (by Kyell Gold) (2012)  · Cover by Blotch for Divisions (by Kyell Gold) (2013)