MakersPlace is excited to announce the first of several upcoming drops featuring new and legacy artworks from Heavy Metal magazine, an originator of fantasy, horror, and science fiction artwork. 

For our first installment, MakersPlace and Heavy Metal present the artwork of Greg Hildebrandt, the internationally acclaimed illustrator who spent many years illustrating alongside his brother Tim and publishing as The Brothers Hildebrandt. Though Tim died in 2006 due to complications related to diabetes, Greg has continued to create unmistakable and varied illustrations. 

The Brothers Hildebrandt are most famous for painting fantasy and science fiction art, including the original 1977 Star Wars movie posters, the popular Lord of the Rings calendars produced in the 70s, comic art for Marvel and DC, and illustrations for Magic The Gathering and Harry Potter for Wizards of the Coast, though that is but a small portion of their total output and impact on visual culture. 

Individually, Greg has created art for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for the past 19 years.  He created their Winter Program Tour Book art, album covers and concert merchandise. In 1981 he licensed one of his dream paitings for the cover art on Black Sabbath’s Mob Rules album. He started his ongoing American Beauties pinup art in 1999. In 2019, it was announced that Greg would provide cover art for a new series of Star Trek comics, Star Trek: Year Five, from IDW Publishing. 

During the 1980s and 1990s, Greg illustrated a number of classic books, including Greg Hildebrandt’s Favorite Fairy Tales, Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, Poe: Stories and Poems, and The Phantom of the Opera.

About Heavy Metal Magazine

First published in 1977, Heavy Metal Magazine, the world’s foremost illustrated magazine, explores fantastic and surrealistic worlds, alternate realities, science fiction, and thrillers in the past, present, and future. Writers and illustrators from around the world take you to places you never dreamed existed.

Heavy Metal Magazine was the first publisher to bring European legends like Moebius, Enki Bilal, and Pepe Moreno to the U.S. while showcasing non-mainstream American superstars like Richard Corben, Greg Hildebrandt, Vaughn Bode, and Frazetta.

Heavy Metal Studios, spearheaded by President Tommy Coriale, is developing and producing TV and film content adapted from Heavy Metal’s rich and vast library of original IP. The iconic home of cutting-edge sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories is moving at warp speed toward the future, so buckle the f*ck up.

Heavy Metal’s pages have served as an inspirational epicenter for the likes of Ridley Scott, Guillermo Del Toro, Chris Columbus, Jon Favreau, & more. Put simply, if you’re a fan of pop culture, genre filmmaking, & television, you’re welcome.

The Drop — October 25, 2022 

Angel of the Gods

Angel of the Gods by Greg Hildebrandt
  • Editions: 1/1
  • Pricing: 0.3 ETH reserve followed by a 24-hour auction
  • Collector will receive an autographed print from Greg Hildebrandt


Heavy Metal Cover by Hector Trunnec
  • Editions: 5/5
  • Pricing: $300 USD
  • Collectors receive an autographed metal cover artwork print. (value $150)


Escape by Greg Hildebrandt
  • Editions: Open
  • Pricing: $150 USD
  • Collectors receive 1 year subscription to Heavy Metal+ (value $120)

Savage Circus

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Savage Circus by Tim Molley
  • Editions: Open
  • Pricing: $75 USD
  • Collectors receive 1 year subscription to Heavy Metal+ (value $120)