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Monthly Archives: May 2012
a Visitor’s Guide to the Future That Never Was

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story So! You’d Like to See Retropolis – a Visitor’s Guide to the Future That Never Was, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
‘Worlds of IF’ Covers at Golden Age Comic Book Stories; also, a small Hannes Bok Collection

Filed under Found on the Web

IF Cover by Virgil Finlay

Over at the Golden Age Comic Book Stories blog we see a collection of "Worlds of IF" covers from the 1950’s and the 1960′s, by a smorgasbord of illustrators including a few by Virgil Finlay, and what seems to be a posthumously published cover by Hannes Bok.

In fact I wasn’t positive that the publication date was, you know, after Bok’s expiration date, and when I went looking to verify that I ran across this small archive of his work. It includes the one I’ve reproduced below.

Frederik Pohl posted some of his reminiscences about Bok last year. You can read those here and here.

The 50’s and 60’s are actually a little too modern for me, for the most part, but I’m always ready for a little Finlay or a bit of Bok. I’m often bemused by the fact that the long, odd trip I’ve taken with my own work has led me back – by a route that’s anything but direct, and which couldn’t be called intentional – to illustrators like these, whose work I enjoyed so very much when I was young. It’s all a bit like a joke that I wasn’t in on, or the end result of a convoluted plan by some cackling archvillain.

[tags]worlds of if, golden age comic book stories, virgil finlay, hannes bok, other worlds, science fiction, illustration, 1950s, 1960s[/tags]

 
 
a Visitor’s Guide to the Future That Never Was

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story So! You’d Like to See Retropolis – a Visitor’s Guide to the Future That Never Was, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Leslie Fish’s ‘Avalon is Risen’ is now available for pre-order, with art by me

Filed under Works in Progress

Leslie Fish's Avalon is Risen, now available from Prometheus Music

As I mentioned back in December, I’ve produced a series of illustrations for the cover and 32 page booklet of Leslie Fish’s new CD, Avalon is Risen. After quite awhile in production that recording is now available for pre-order from Prometheus Music.

The CD’s priced at $15.97 and includes an MP3 download in addition to the physical CD in its packaging: you can also place an MP3 only order for $9.97. The CD’s are scheduled to ship shortly after June 15, but the MP3s are available immediately, as is the booklet in PDF form. They’re all available right here.

This is a sort of a bookend project for me, since ‘way back in the late 1980’s I illustrated the tape cover and the full sized songbook for Ms. Fish’s Cold Iron. That came very near the end of my days in traditional media and it’s nice to be back, with the set of digital tools I use all these years later. Though I did sneak in two pen and ink illustrations from the1980’s, just because.

[tags]leslie fish, avalon is risen, prometheus music, filk, pagan[/tags]

 
 
a Visitor’s Guide to the Future That Never Was

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story So! You’d Like to See Retropolis – a Visitor’s Guide to the Future That Never Was, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
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