This week we have some interesting stuff. Again the difference between Analog and the Fantasy and science fiction is apparent. Analog really knew how to get more eyeballs on them. Also, for some reason my scanner hates Fantasy and Science fiction, they always come out blurry.
I dug into another box this week and found a whole collection of Fantasy and Science fiction from the 60s. For some reason my scanner made both of these blurry, I’m not sure. You can relax though, the face of the mysterious angel/dragon thing was blurry in the illustration, so you’re not missing out.
This weeks selection is breaking from the norm a little bit. I’ve been posting mainly Analog Science fiction covers since the others were in boxes and slightly harder to get to. I finally pulled one out and pulled some treasures from inside.
Up first, we have AMAZING Stories from 1957. Gracing the cover is a character many will recognize.
After that, we have a Galaxy from November of 1976. Usually Galaxy has slightly lower quality of illustration than analog but this issue really brings some skill. Though it isn’t the most interesting illustration, the faces are rendered superbly.
Andrew DeGraff is an illustrator who is quite talented. It would appear that he has a taste for maps as there’s an entire section for them in his portfolio site. These aren’t just any maps though. As you can see in this one, it is a map of the geography as it appears in the Star Wars Trilogy.
Wally Wood’s art might be familiar to you if you have read MAD magazine. This piece, called “fully computerized” is an amazing work of art. It seems so effortless, but it has so much freaking detail.