(1950- ) US artist whose career began in the mid-1970s with erotic illustrations for Blue Boy and Playboy, followed by genre work in Omni and 1980s paperback covers for novels by various authors including Richard Adams, Paul Hazel and other writers of Fantasy, a genre well suited to his distinctive pencil-and-gouache technique. His paintings have also appeared on several Anthologies including Afterlives: An Anthology of Stories about Life After Death (anth 1986) edited by Pamela Sargent and Ian Watson, and Sisters in Fantasy (anth 1995) and Sisters in Fantasy II (anth 1996), both edited by Susan Shwartz and Martin H Greenberg. First Eyes (graph 1982) and Dreamer (graph 1984) are collections of Odom's work, principally erotica.
He should not be confused with the author Mel Odom. [DRL]
Melvyn Lee Odom
born Richmond, Virginia: 2 September 1950
- First Eyes (Tokyo: Genko-sha Publishing, 1982) [graph: text in Japanese and English: pb/]
- Dreamer (New York: Penguin, 1984) [graph: introduction by Edmund White: pb/]
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