Michael Wm. Kaluta
CHECKLIST
AWARDS
The British Fantasy Award
1977
 The Sacrifice

Chesley Award
2002
 Nominated for artistic achievement

Eisner Award
1994
 Nominated for best comic related book
The Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook
1997  Nominated best cover artist
Books Of Magic/Vermillion

Ink Pot Award  San Diego Comic Con
1977

International Symbolist Online Art Show
2002
 Finalist - The Stealer Of Souls





















Kirby Award
1985

Outstanding New Talent
1972

Readercon Award
1989
 Interior illustration Metropolis

Spectrum Award
1999  
Silver Award for The Victorian #8 cover
2003  Grand Master Award
A small sample of nominations and awards
“I believe that fantasy serves to redefine and outline
reality, that a sense of play in sensing other worlds
gives extra pleasure to this real one.
I use the trappings of magic and occultism as graphic
imagery to fuel the ‘otherness’ of my pictures. I find
that ‘imaging’ the ritual and panoply of Catholicism,
along with similar attributes from other religions,
leads a picture into fascinating realms of interest.
Combining objects and symbols of the older religions
refines the look and feel of the picture; it gains an
authenticity that projects into the realm of
iconography. The magic, as portrayed, feels real.
However, the magic ornament and occult imagery
must serve the picture, not the opposite.
My job is not to describe magic, but create magic.”

                                M.W. Kaluta
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All art copyright Michael Wm. Kaluta and the respective owners.