Monday, June 16, 2008
Zoom....already halfway through the month of June....just realized I have a copy of Delos Books' 2008 calendar here in my studio and look what just happens to be the featured art for the month of "Giugno". Of course, this illustration of mine first debuted here in the US as the wraparound cover for Lou Anders' 2003 breakout anthology LIVE WITHOUT A NET. Last year, Delos Books bought the Italian rights to use it for the cover of their venerable sf mag ROBOT, as well as this Italian calendar appearance. Very cool....hard to read the fine print on my low-res jpeg, but here are a few sf notables: June 2 -- Lester Del Rey's b-day back in 1915 (I'll be doing a big Lester Del Rey cover project later this summer) / June 9 -- Joe Haldeman's b-day / June 25 -- the debut of one of my all-time favorite films BLADE RUNNER, back in '82 / June 29 -- b-day of the great Michael Whelan.