Friday, October 29, 2010
Jack Gaughan Paperback Cover Illustrations
"Between the 1950s and '70s, Jack Gaughan (pronounced "Gone") shaped the look of fantasy and science fiction for readers of countless magazines and mass market paperbacks that bore his artwork. Influenced by pulp masters Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok (whom he knew personally), Gaughan transcended the fan publishing field, where he first gained traction, to become a regular contributor of interiors and covers for Galaxy, Amazing, If, Fantastic, and other leading SF publications. Though some top editors dismissed his quasi-abstract compositions and cartoonish spot illustrations as "second class," his work articulated a postpulp sensibility that spoke to the realities as well as fantasies of the dawning space age." - quote source from Publishers Weekly
Flickr set here.
A book was recently published with a collection of Jack Gaughan's art, check it out on Amazon.
Many of the above illustrations found thanks to Cadwalader Ringgold, see more of his Gaughan paperback cover collection here.
Posted by Aeron at 10/29/2010