Tuesday, 30 May 2017

THE FACE IN THE ABYSS

Futura paperback, 1974. Cover by Patrick Woodroffe.


Patrick Woodroffe's full artwork.

Monday, 29 May 2017

PETER JONES - SWORD & SORCERY

"...science fiction, like any fiction, cannot help drawing on the conventions of the past. The writers do it; the illustrators do it. The genre which most self-consciously plays on historic forms and symbolism is often called 'sword-and-sorcery' or 'fantasy' to differentiate it from some imagined 'scientific' fiction."

-Solar Wind, 1980.


Artwork for Apparitions by Celia Green and Charles McCreery.

Artwork for Out Of The Body Experiences by Celia Green.

Artwork for Synaptic Manhunt by Mick Farren.

Artwork for The Dark Twin by Marion Campbell.

Artwork for The Chalk Giants by Keith Roberts.

Artwork for The Warlock In Spite Of Himself by Christopher Stasheff.

Artwork for The Birthgrave by Tanith Lee.

Artwork for The Storm Lord by Tanith Lee.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

CHRIS FOSS' DESIGNS FOR JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

"...suddenly in a bookshop in the pages of an English magazine I found splashed in a thousand colours what I had believed impossible to depict. These spaceships that pleased and moved me were Chris Foss'. I covered the studio walls where I was preparing the film with his works. All masterpieces. I hired various sleuths to track him down. You see, in those heady days I had power! I had a multi-million dollar commitment behind me: a commitment that remained unfulfilled. I had it in my power to call upon the best brains of our generation to collaborate on a project that was to give a messiah to the world. Not a human being, but a film. A film that would be out master. Dune had made me its apostle; but I needed others, and one of these was Chris Foss."

-Alejandro Jodorowsky.


Spice Container.

Pirate ship spilling Spice.

Guild Merchant ship.

The Emperor's Palace.

Spacing Guild tug (for pulling Spice Containers).

Duke Leto's Car.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Friday, 22 January 2016