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Adams, Tom

(1926-2019) US-born illustrator, printmaker and designer, in UK from early childhood; along with Richard Chopping (1917-2008), he was deeply influential in the 1960s and 1970s for creating in commercial terms an indelibly memorable marriage of surrealism and trompe l'oeil techniques (including collage), an influence mostly visible in his long succession of covers for the novels of Agatha Christie, mostly in reprint form. His influence on sf Illustration was indirect, though clearly traceable. ...

Servello, Joe

(1932-    ) American artist, apparently a lifelong resident of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Online biographies report generally that Servello has worked as an actor, art and drama teacher, and art director for television, but no specific information is provided. As a commercial artist, Servello is best known as an illustrator of children's books; his most prominent assignments were the covers and interior art for several juvenile novels by William Kotzwinkle, for which he usually ...

RWBY

US animated online series (2012-current). Rooster Teeth. Created by Monty Oum (1981-2015). Executive Producers: Mattie Hullum, Burnie Burns. Writers: Miles Luna, Monty Oum, Kerry Shawcross. Directors include Monty Oum (volumes 1-2) and Kerry Shawcross (volume 3 onward). Voice cast includes Jen Brown, Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle, Lindsay Jones, Miles Luna, Shannon McCormick, Taylor McNee, Jen Taylor and Arryn Zech. 92 various-length episodes to date, plus eight character shorts, sixteen ...

Ratfandom

Highly informal UK fan group of the 1970s, several of whose members later became sf professionals. Based in London, Ratfandom and its satellites produced some of the most literate, witty and scurrilous Fanzines in that fertile period for UK Fandom; these included Big Scab (1974, 3 issues) edited by John Brosnan, Macrocosm (1971-1972, 3 issues) edited by Robert P Holdstock, Magic Pudding (1973, 1 issue) edited by Malcolm Edwards, Seamonsters (1978-1979, 4 issues) edited by Simone Walsh, Stop ...

Marvel Comics Super Special

US magazine-format Comic on newsprint-quality paper. Published by Marvel Comics. No editor named. Writers included Tom DeFalco, J M DeMatteis, Michael Fleischer, David Anthony Kraft, Dennis O'Neil and Marv Wolfman. Artists included Rich Buckler, Howard Chaykin, Gene Colan, Gray Morrow, Marie Severin, Walt Simonson and Al Williamson (1931-2010). 40 issues from 1977 to 1986, numbered #1-#6 and #8-#41. Publication schedule was highly irregular. / This title was a vehicle for projects which ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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