Monday, June 13, 2011

Space architecture miniature

Betsy Groban was my first professional editor. She oversaw my first professional jobs, with the collector's-item house, Gregg Press. I did many black and white frontispieces for their reprints of books by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Philip Dick, and Zenna Henderson. She is still in publishing, somewhere as an executive in the children's book sector.

In those days, as I have said in a previous post, I did nametag miniatures for everyone I knew who was at all connected with science fiction and fantasy. I did this one for Betsy, just as a complimentary gift from a grateful artist. The name is inscribed in a piece of science fiction architecture, orbiting a bright but alien yellow sun.

Betsy Groban's nametag miniature is ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper, 3 1/2" x 2 1/4", Summer 1978.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

You do this sort of thing so well! I love how the name is incorperated!