Friday, March 13, 2015
Deryni House Call
I looked through some of my older black and white art archives and found dozens of images which had not yet been digitized. Many of them were fan art for Darkover and Deryni stories, some written by the original authors. (If the original author writes an off-topic short story in her imaginary world, is that fan writing? Self-fan writing?) I also saw to my dismay that the plastic portfolios these copies were in had deteriorated and gotten sticky and dusty. I am trying to clean them off while scanning the art copies. The originals are scattered to the four winds of fandom.
This is a rather nice one, illustrating a scene in Katherine Kurtz's "Camber the Heretic," where the physician Rhys Thuryn and his wife Evaine attempt to heal a stricken nobleman. Note the boy peering through the door at upper left; maybe a young relative, I'd have to re-read it to remember who he is. This was published in a fan magazine called "Fantasy Book" in December 1981.
Black ink on illustration board, 8" x 6", September 1981. Klicky for larger view.