George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A
Song of Ice and Fire--A Game of Thrones, A Clash of
Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and
A Dance with Dragons--as well as Tuf Voyaging,
Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the
Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and
Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of
The Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps from A Song
of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and
cartographer Jonathan Roberts, The World of Ice & Fire (with
Elio M. Garcia, Jr., and Linda Antonsson), and Fire & Blood,
the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the
Targaryens in Westeros, with illustrations by Doug Wheatley. He
lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
John Howe is a Canadian illustrator best known for his work based on J. R. R. Tolkien's worlds. Howe and noted Tolkien artist Alan Lee served as chief conceptual designers for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies, and he also re-illustrated the maps of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion. In addition to his Tolkien-related work, he has illustrated the fantastic worlds of Robin Hobb and Anne McCaffrey, among many others. Howe is the author of numerous how-to books on fantasy art. A Song of Ice and Fire 2020 Calendar is his second foray into George R. R. Martin's Westeros; he illustrated a limited edition of A Clash of Kings in 2005. He lives in Switzerland.