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Cacique Caribe11 Sep 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

Does anyone know?

He screams "make me in 15mm!", propeller beanie and all.



Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member11 Sep 2017 4:04 p.m. PST
Atomic Floozy11 Sep 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

Looks like it was Jack Gaughan.

Cacique Caribe11 Sep 2017 4:23 p.m. PST

Wow, that Gaughan sure had a way of making all his art look like a ton of fun and not work.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 5:21 p.m. PST

You know, it's a little depressing how many of those 1960's covers I remember. Probably still about a dozen on the shelves.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 7:23 p.m. PST

I never read the novella, but I do remember thinking when I saw it, "that alien is reading on the toilet just like a human."

Cacique Caribe11 Sep 2017 10:25 p.m. PST

LOL. Good catch!


Hafen von Schlockenberg15 Sep 2017 2:23 a.m. PST

Prolific artist,especially in the sixties:


Very fluid style. He had the ability to convey mass and movement with a few strokes, as seen in the little sketches he often provided inside the magazines,and on the title pages of a lot of the Ace paperbacks.

Speaking of which, I think I first became aware of him as a distinct artist when I was given a copy of the first Ace edition of "The Dragon Masters":


A really cool,"jazzy" cover. Kind of appropriate,as Vance played jazz cornet.

BTW, Gaughan did the covers for the very first paperback editions of The Lord of the Rings -- the infamous "pirate" editions:


Even though Tolkien encouraged the boycott of the Ace printings, he preferred Gaughan's artwork to that used for the Ballantines,which he famously detested.

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