Monday, July 13, 2009

Gray Morrow

pen and ink, undated.

Perry Rhodan #89 "Power's Price" Paperback Cover, acrylic on board

"American illustrator of paperback books and comics. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he is best known as art director of Spider-Man between 1967 and 1970 and as illustrator of the syndicated Tarzan, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and Prince Valiant comic strips, among others.Morrow was a feature cover and interior illustrator for many science fiction-genre magazines in the 1960s and 1970s. Examples of his work graced most of the covers of the American Perry Rhodan series. He also did the illustrations for the original Galaxy Magazine publication of the Hugo-winning novella Soldier, Ask Not by Gordon R. Dickson. Morrow worked with Warren Publishing from 1964 to 1967 on the comic magazines Creepy, Eerie and Blazing Combat, doing both stories and covers. He was nominated for the Hugo Award for best professional artist in 1966, 1967, and 1968.

Morrow, who had palsy and could no longer draw, took his own life in 2001." - quote source

Artist previously mentioned here.

1 comment:

Doc Atomic said...

That's great. One spectacular looking robot! Love the background, too.