Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sorceress Janine of Darkover

During the 1980s and 1990s I did countless pieces of fan art for fan-produced magazines, in those days known as "fanzines." This was an illustration for a story set in Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Darkover," called "The Last Song of Sorceress Janine." I have no recollection of what the story was about, though from my picture it seemed to involve a glamorously dressed sorceress and an attack by masked street thugs. The image of the Sorceress was copied from a 1928 glamour shot of famous movie star Joan Crawford. Somewhere, my illustration in its magazine sits crammed in a closet, gathering dust, rather like the films of these old stars. 

Fan art is ink on illustration board, 8" x 11", spring 1987.

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