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Daniel Dos Santos’ cover for Fables #136 has won a 2014 Chelsey Award, as presented by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
The cover, featuring a stunning Rose Red as she continues to build her version of Camelot, was up against three covers from more traditional SF magazines — Clarkesworld, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Bull Spec. Looking back at previous nominees in the category, this isn’t the first time a comic has been nominated — David Palumbo’s cover to Creepy #9 was nominated last year, and Joe Jusko’s cover for Tomb Raider #6 was nominated in 2001 — but it does appear to be the first time a comic has won the category.
The awards were established in 1985 to recognize individual works and achievements not otherwise recognized by the Hugo Awards, and are named for astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell .