Book/Magazine Covers (All) · Illustration Art · Look Here · Richard Powers

Look Here: Two SF covers with scintillating and stimulating art by Richard Powers

Powers didn’t produce many covers with collage elements that are as obvious as the mechanical building blocks of his art for Lester del Rey’s Mortals and Monsters, but he makes it work, splendidly, as usual. The dotted line and black dot on the left-hand side give the collage a sardonic twist: all that complex machinery, and the result is what? a pop gun?


Keywords: Out of the Deeps by John Wyndham, Mortals and Monsters by Lester del Rey, Richard Powers.

Book/Magazine Covers (All) · Connections · Dean Ellis · Illustration Art · Look Here

Connections: James Bama and Dean Ellis

The V. cover (1964) is by Bama; the Eleventh Commandment (1970) is by Ellis. Both are attractive and effective variations on a “surrealist” theme, and both were scanned earlier this morning by me from my personal library of folded, spindled, and mutilated paperback fiction.


Keywords: V., The Eleventh Commandment, surrealism.