Michael Whelan is an American artist.
His work was featured on the original US covers of Assassin's Apprentice and Royal Assassin. He also illustrated the cover of Amazons! and The Year's Best Science Fiction - Thirtieth Annual Collection, both which include stories by Megan Lindholm. His art created for other authors' books has also been seen on the covers of some German and Russian translations of Robin Hobb's stories.