I've done graphic design for most of my life. Maybe all of my life, if you count drawings and lettering done by my baby self. When I lived in Cambridge and was a dismal graduate student, I frequented the "Science Fantasy Bookstore" in the Harvard Square area. It was there that I met my first science fiction fan friends, my first Pagan friends, and made my first art sale as a fantasy artist.
I did graphic work advertising the bookstore and many other things as well such as concert flyers or restaurant menus (remember Paco's Tacos!). This is a composite piece which combines my design for a leaflet advertising the Science Fantasy Bookstore, with a small black and white piece I entered at one of my first science fiction convention art shows. I was trying to render my geometric abstraction style in black and white. I'm not sure I really succeeded but it wasn't a bad attempt, especially in 1977. I just put these two pieces together. The bookstore ad is an excerpt, and below where I cut it is writing and maps and other lettering not done by me. All these straight lines were done with a ruler and the curves were traced against a plastic template. Yes, by hand. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop didn't exist yet.
Composite of two separate ink illustrations from 1977, about 7 1/3" x 8 1/4". Click on the pic for more ink.