Romas' appealing style, innocent humor, strong and well-balanced compositions in combination with clean, saturated colors make his work particularly well suited to conveying well-delineated characters and a 'sense of wonder'. After graduating from Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut in 1978 Romas immediately began working for book and magazine publishers and advertising agencies in New York City. His full name is Romas Brandt Kukalis but he's known professionally by his first name only (to spare art directors the challenge of pronouncing his last name). F/SF are his main interests, and some of his best-known covers include Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover series, Anne McCaffrey’s The Rowan series, and the popular Chronicles specialty books related to Scholastic Books’ YA Animorphs series. Instead of formally signing his work, he integrates his name “Romas” into the design of every illustration, and in newer works he hides his wife’s nickname “Al” (Alison) as well – which adds an element of fun for collectors! I'm pleased to offer a selection of his art. . . as many as I can squeeze in, from the hundreds he's done.

 
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Romas Kukalis: Shadowrun 14: Nosferatu
Romas Kukalis: Shadowrun 14: Nosferatu
Original published cover art for Book #14 in the Shadowrun series of novels by Carl Sargento and Marc Gascoigne, NAL/ROC 1995 acrylic on IB mounted on foamcore, 30" x 20" and signed.
$807.50
Romas Kukalis: Check Mate
Romas Kukalis: Check Mate
Original published cover art for the sf novel by Eric T. Baker, NAL/ROC, 1998 acrylics on IB mounted on foamcore, 26" x 17" and signed
$765.00
Romas Kukalis: Ironbrand
Romas Kukalis: Ironbrand
Original published cover art for Book #1 in the "Iron Angel" trilogy by John Morressy, Ace 1984. In oils on masonite, 30" x 18" and signed.
$1,062.50
Romas Kukalis: Abduction
Romas Kukalis: Abduction
Original published cover art for the book by Lynn Harnett and Rodman Philbrick, Scholastic, 1998 Acrylics on IB mounted on foamcore, 22" x 14" and signed
$765.00
Romas Kukalis: Darkened Skye Computer Game
Romas Kukalis: Darkened Skye Computer Game
Original published cover art for the DVD case of the PC computer game "Darkened Skye" published by Simon & Schuster Interactive, 2002 Acrylic on IB c. 27" x 20" and signed.
$765.00
Romas Kukalis: Heart of Bronze Omnibus
Romas Kukalis: Heart of Bronze Omnibus
Original published cover art for the omnibus edition of Matthew Woodring Stover's Heart of Bronze novels, for Doubleday's Science Fiction Book Club, 1998. Acrylics on IB mounted on foam core, 26" x 22", signed + framed.
$1,530.00
Romas Kukalis: Operation Otherworld
Romas Kukalis: Operation Otherworld
Original cover illustration for the omnibus edition of Poul Anderson's two Operation Otherworld novels, for the Science Fiction Book Club, 1999. Acrylics on IB mounted on foam core, 24" x 16" and signed
$828.75
Romas Kukalis: A Sorcerer's Treason
Romas Kukalis: A Sorcerer's Treason
Original color illustration art for the fantasy novel by Sarah Zettel, Tor, 2002. Acrylics on IB, 30.5" x 22" signed
$2,550.00
Romas Kukalis: The Bonds of Vengeance
Romas Kukalis: The Bonds of Vengeance
Original published cover art for Book 3 of the "Winds of the Forelands" series by David B. Coe, Tor Books, 2004. In acrylic and oil on illustration board mounted on foamcore, 25" x 17" and signed
$1,275.00
Romas Kukalis: Eagle-Sage
Romas Kukalis: Eagle-Sage
Original published cover art for Book 3 in the Lontobyn Chronicle" by David B. Coe, for Tor 1998. Acrylics on illus. bd. mounted on foamcore, 21" x 30" and signed
$1,530.00