Friday, September 3, 2010

UBIK illustration Philip Dick

I posted before, one of the pieces I did for the 1979 series of Philip K. Dick books, published by Gregg Press. Here's another. Some of my online music friends expressed interest in these illustrations. As I said in my earlier post, I didn't have a good time doing this project, I was emotionally messed up in those days of summer 1979 and reading a lot of the disturbing texts of PK Dick was not going to improve my mood.

UBIK is a chaotic, avant-garde piece of science fiction about psychic powers, suspended animation, time travel, and a mysterious drug called "Ubik." It is loaded with religious symbolism, hence the cross that I snuck in behind the spray can.

"Ubik" is ink on illustration board, 7" x 10", summer 1979.


Tristan Alexander said...

Love your black and white inking style!

Anonymous said...

Pretty sweet! :D