White Cloud Worlds is an award winning series of art books that showcase stunning science fiction and fantasy artwork from New Zealand, ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’.
These visually rich publications explore the worlds created by more than 80 artists whose work has been featured by acclaimed companies such as; Weta Workshop, Valve, Blizzard Entertainment, Wizards of the Coast, Dark Horse Comics, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Flight Games, Gnomon Workshop and Spectrum Fantastic Art.
The artists are profiled with a selection of their art accompanied by text written in their own unique voice, sharing their origins, inspirations and a rare glimpse into how they work.
White Cloud Worlds includes written contributions from some of the world’s most celebrated leaders in the fields of science fiction and fantasy art, such as Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Taylor, Alan Lee and John Howe and acclaimed artists, designers and writers Iain McCaig and Wayne Barlowe. The work within the pages of White Cloud Worlds celebrates not only the skill of the artists but the breadth of their imaginations. From the beautiful to the bizarre, frightening to fantastical, allow yourself a break from the mundane and get lost in the visually rich creations showcased in these books. You might not want to leave!
In 2015, White Cloud Worlds published their third volume through Kickstarter and raised $41,074 from the crowdfunding website; being able to reach directly to the fans was a huge success and at the time was the most funded book in New Zealand.