Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cover artist Don Ivan Punchatz (1936-2009)

Spectrum Fantastic Art reports that Don Ivan Punchatz, a legendary artist and Spectrum Grand Master who created cover art and illustrations for SF books and magazines such as Playboy, National Geographic, Penthouse, Newsweek, National Lampoon and Time, died October 22, 2009.

Punchatz did the cover art for Night of the Cooters: More Neat Stories (pictured), a 1990 collection written by Howard Waldrop, and the interior artwork for “The Toad Prince or, Sex Queen of the Martian Pleasure-Domes” (2000), a novelette written by Harlan Ellison that was published in a 2000 special edition of Amazing Stories magazine.

[via Locus Online]

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