The 1980 Fantasy Calendar

Illustrator: Boris Vallejo
Size: 12½ x 12 (31.75 x 30.5)
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN-10: 0-89480-102-3
Published: 1979
  Boris Vallejo 1980 Fantasy Calendar - frontFront Cover: The Magic Goes Away   Boris Vallejo 1980 Fantasy Calendar - backBack Cover: In the Underworld

This, Boris' second calendar, was the first to be published by Workman Publishing. At 12½" x 12" (31.3 x 30 cms) it was smaller than its predecessor but still wider than is now the norm. It came in a large white card mailing envelope with a good quality reproduction of the cover on one side. All 14 artworks, mostly cover art*, were drawn from Boris' existing portfolio but apart from being almost entirely fantasy subjects (the sole exception was the month of October) did not have the benefit of any co-ordinating theme.

*Cover art is particularly suitable for use in calendars because the large space at the top, for insertion of the book title etc, makes it easier to crop them to the required square format.

Golden Wings, Boris VallejoJanuary
Golden Wings
The Ginger Star, Boris VallejoFebruary
The Ginger Star
Reaching for the Stars, Boris Vallejo
Reaching for the Stars
Mysterious Rider, Boris VallejoApril
Mysterious Rider
Dreamsnake, Boris VallejoMay
Mortal Gods, Boris VallejoJune
Mortal Gods
In the Moons of Borea, Boris VallejoCentrepiece
In the Moons of Borea
The Dragon, Boris VallejoJuly
The Dragon
Godsfire, Boris VallejoAugust
The Maker of Universes, Boris VallejoSeptember
The Maker of Universes
The Red Terrors, Boris VallejoOctober
The Red Terrors
The Space Guardian, Boris VallejoNovember
The Space Guardian
Spawn of the Winds, Boris VallejoDecember
Spawn of the Winds

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