The Monday before the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, I drove up to LA to visit a longtime SF fan and art collector. Among the two dozen pieces of art I picked up from him is this painting by artist Mel Hunter. Hunter
After Otto Binder, the most prolific correspondent of SF fan Jack Darrow (real name Clifford Kornoelje) was their mutual friend, Bill Dellenback. In 1935, the three friends drove from Chicago to NYC, to meet up with various SF fans, editors and publishers.
In looking through some early Worldcon program books earlier today, I came across these ads taken out for the Thrilling science fiction pulp line. The Chicon 1940 one is by Hans Wesso; the Denvention 1941 one is by Virgil Finlay. Leo Margulies
Jack Darrow (whose real name was Clifford Kornoelje) was one of the biggest names in science fiction fandom during the 1930’s. This was primarily due to the numerous letters of comment he wrote to the SF mags of the day. Many years
Today I thought I’d post a painting by the talented and prolific John Coughlin, which was used as a pulp cover not once but twice. Its first appearance was over a century ago, as it graced the cover of the December 2,