Dwight Graydon "Gray" Morrow was an American illustrator of comics and paperback books. He is co-creator of the Marvel Comics muck-monster the Man-Thing and of DC Comics Old West vigilante El Diablo. Gray Morrow was born in Fort Wayne, where he attended North Side High School, he recalled in 1973 that, "Comic art was the first artform I remember being impressed with... hose gorgeous gory newsstand spreads..." After serving as editor of his high-school yearbook, for which he did cartoons and illustration, working a number of odd jobs including "soda jerk, street repairman, tie designer, exercise boy on the race track circuit, etc." he enrolled in the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, Illinois, in late summer 1954, studying two nights a week for three months under Jerry Warshaw for "the total of my entire formal art training." His first formal commission "was something like a bank ad or a tie design when I was still in my teens." He joined the city's Feldkamp-Malloy art studio being fired.
Feeling encouraged by a meeting with comic-strip artist Allen Saunders, Morrow submitted strip samples to various syndicates with no luck. Undaunted, he moved to New York City in winter 1955 and by the following spring had met fellow young comics artists Al Williamson, Angelo Torres, Wally Wood, he sold his first comic-book story, a romance tale, to Toby Press, which went out of business before it could be published. Morrow next did two stories for another company — a Western with original characters and an adaptation of pulp-fiction writer Robert E. Howard's "The Tower of the Elephant", but this company, went defunct, he worked for Williamson and Wood doing backgrounds and layouts, through Williamson began contributing to Atlas Comics, the 1950s iteration of Marvel Comics, drawing several supernatural-fantasy stories plus at least four Westerns and one war story on titles cover-dated July 1956 to June 1957. Gray illustrated several stories for EC Comics in the 1950s, including horror and science fiction.
He did covers and stories for the company's New Trend comics and Picto-Fiction magazines. In late 1956, Morrow was drafted into the U. S. Army. Stationed at Incheon and Wolmido Island, South Korea, with Fox Company, he did "illustrations and paintings for the officers' club, day rooms, insignias on helmets for their parades... you know and everything. That was my official duty." After being discharged in 1958, "My friend Angelo Torres took me around to a couple of his clients, one being'Classics', I was given a script. One thing led to another and I was soon working on a regular basis. Prior to his Gilberton stint, Morrow contributed to one of the first black-and-white horror-comics magazines, the Joe Simon-edited Eerie Tales #1 from Hastings Associates and inking two four-page stories by an unknown writer, "The Stalker" and "Burn!" In the early 1960s, Morrow anonymously illustrated three literary adaptations for Classics Illustrated: The Octopus by Frank Norris. Morrow supplied drawings for chapters in Classics Illustrated Special Issue #159A, Rockets and Missiles, in 13 World Around Us issues ranging from Prehistoric Animals to Famous Teens.
One of those, #W28, resulted in unexpected controversy when he depicted African-American whalers: he page rate wasn't much for the accuracy and authenticity they expected, but it was a challenge to'do it right.' Roberta and Len Cole were genial editors. One job I do remember... something about whaling, got me in dutch with Roberta. My research indicated that many of the whalers were black — so that's what I drew, she had a fit and insisted they all be redrawn to'avoid controversy.' In the end, the problematic chapter, "The Long Voyage", retained what one comics historian called "a respectable number of African-American whalemen." Morrow, recalled, "hey had me make them all white. I had to change their features."Concurrently, Morrow illustrated entries in the Bobbs-Merrill juvenile book series "Childhood of Famous Americans", continuing with that publisher after Gilberton ceased production of new titles. Morrow's art appears in Henry Clay: Young Kentucky Orator, Douglas MacArthur: Young Protector and other entries.
Some, including Crispus Attucks, Black Leader of Colonial Patriots, Teddy Roosevelt, Young Rough Rider, Abner Doubleday: Young Baseball Pioneer, were reprinted by successor publishers in the 1980s and 1990s. Morrow next began a three-year association with Warren Publishing's line of black-and-white horror-comics magazines in 1964, starting with the six-page story "Bewitched!," written by Larry Ivie, in Creepy #1, contributed over a dozen stories to that magazine and its sister publication Eerie, as well as to the war-comics magazine Blazing Combat, through 1967. He painted four horror covers for Warren. For competitor Skywald Publications, he drew the eight-page "The Skin And Bones Syndrome" for Psycho #1, co-created the muck-monster Man-Thing, with writers Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, in Marvel Comics' first entry into the adult-oriented comics-magazine market, the black-and-white Savage Tales #1. By 1970, Morrow was married to Betty Morrow, who wrote a story he drew, "The Journey", in the ear
Arthur Suydam is an American comic book artist. He has done artwork for magazines including Heavy Metal, Epic Illustrated and National Lampoon, while his comic book work includes Batman, Tarzan, Aliens, Death Dealer, Marvel Zombies. Arthur Suydam was born May 18, 1953, his great uncle, John Suydam, was an artist in the 19th century Hudson River School of painting. He began drawing at age four, while in high school, discovered a collection of workbooks from the Famous Artists Correspondence Course, from which he discovered Albert Dorne and Norman Rockwell, who became his early influences. A reader of comics throughout his life, he was inspired by the art of Frank Frazetta and Graham Ingels. Suydam's first published work appeared in Warren Publishing's Creepy magazine. Suydam has contributed work to many publications, House of Secrets, House of Mystery, Epic Illustrated and National Lampoon, as well as international sci-fi and comic anthologies. Suydam's creator-owned projects include Mudwogs and Mudwogs II, which first appeared in Heavy Metal magazine, The Adventures of Cholly and Flytrap.
In 1993 Suydam joined the editorial staff of the erotic anthology magazine Penthouse Comix. In addition to contributing his "Libby in the Lost World" series to the publication, he served as colorist on other contributors' contributions, as an adviser to editors George Caragonne and Bob Guccione in selecting contributors to the magazine. Suydam's other creator-owned work includes Arthur Suydam: The Art of the Barbarian, Skin Deep, The Alien Encounters Poster Book, Visions: The Art of Arthur Suydam, Bedtime Stories for the Incarcerated. Arthur Suydam's comic book work includes such titles as Batman, Tarzan, Predator and Death Dealer, his cover work includes Marvel Zombies, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness, Raise the Dead. Suydam created the box art for the game Touch the Dead, provided the cover art to the Mickey Spillane novel Dead Street, he has done cover artwork for the horror punk band the Misfits, including their 2009 single "Land of the Dead" and 2011 album The Devil's Rain.
The cover of each issue of the Marvel Zombies related book is a homage cover of a famous cover from Marvel history, featuring zombie versions of the characters. Marvel Zombies #1, 1st printing -- Amazing Fantasy #15, by Steve Ditko Marvel Zombies #1, 2nd printing -- Spider-Man #1, by Todd McFarlane Marvel Zombies #1, 3rd printing -- The Amazing Spider-Man #50, by John Romita, Sr. Marvel Zombies #1, 4th printing -- The Incredible Hulk #1, by Jack Kirby Marvel Zombies #2 -- Avengers #4, by Jack Kirby Marvel Zombies #3, 1st printing -- The Incredible Hulk #340, by Todd McFarlane Marvel Zombies #3, 2nd printing -- Daredevil #179, by Frank Miller Marvel Zombies #4, 1st printing -- X-Men #1, by Jack Kirby Marvel Zombies #4, 2nd printing -- Amazing Spider-Man #39, by John Romita, Sr Marvel Zombies #5, 1st printing -- Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21, by John Romita, Sr. Marvel Zombies #5, 2nd printing -- Silver Surfer #1, by John Buscema Marvel Zombies collection, 1st printing -- Secret Wars #1, by Mike Zeck Marvel Zombies collection, 2nd printing -- Amazing Spider-Man #316, by Todd McFarlane Marvel Zombies collection, 3rd printing -- Fantastic Four #49, by Jack Kirby Marvel Zombies collection, 4th printing -- Avengers #1, by Jack Kirby Marvel Zombies collection, 5th printing -- Mary Jane #2, by Takeshi Miyazawa Marvel Zombies collection, 6th printing is a homage to Iron Man #128, by Bob Layton Ultimate Fantastic Four #30 -- Fantastic Four #1, by Jack Kirby Ultimate Fantastic Four #31 -- Fantastic Four #51, by Jack Kirby Ultimate Fantastic Four #32, is a homage to Fantastic Four #8, by Jack Kirby Marvel Zombies: Dead Days -- X-Men vol. 2 #1, by Jim Lee.
Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #1, 1st printing -- X-Men #141, by John Byrne Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #1, 2nd printing -- |X-Men #137, by John Byrne Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #1, 3rd printing -- Captain America #1, by Jack Kirby Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #2 -- X-Men #268, by Jim Lee Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #3, 1st printing -- Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, by Dick Giordano Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #3, 2nd printing -- The Death of Captain Marvel graphic novel, by Jim Starlin Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #4 -- Captain America #100, by Syd Shores Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #5 -- Wolverine #1, by Frank Miller Black Panther #27 -- Fantastic Four #3, by Jack Kirby Black Panther #28 -- Fantastic Four #116, by John Buscema Black Panther #29 -- Avengers #87, by John Buscema Black Panther #30 -- Fantastic Four #4, by Jack Kirby Marvel Zombies Poster Book is a homage to Secret Wars #8 by Mike Zeck Marvel Zombies 2 #1 i—the variant cover of Civil War #1, by Michael Turner Marvel Zombies 2 #2 i-- Marvel Comics #1, by Frank Paul Marvel Zombies 2 #3 -- Tales of Suspense #39 by Don Heck Marvel Zombies 2 #4 -- Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #4, by Jim Steranko Marvel Zombies 2 #5 -- Silver Surfer #4, by John Buscema Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #1 -- Savage Tales #1 comic cover Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #2 -- Jaws movie Poster Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #3 -- Dawn of the Dead movie Poster Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #4 -- Scarface movie Poster Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #5 -- Pretty Woman movie Poster Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #6 -- Alien movie Poster Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #7 -- Trainspotting movie Poster Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #8 -- One Million Years B.
C. movie Poster Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #9 -- The Graduate movie Poster Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #10 -- Frank Miller'sWolverine #1 cover Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #11 -- Lone Wolf and Cub Manga cover Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #12
Harlan Jay Ellison was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in New Wave speculative fiction, for his outspoken, combative personality. Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho, described Ellison as "the only living organism I know whose natural habitat is hot water", his published works include more than 1,700 short stories, screenplays, comic book scripts, essays, a wide range of criticism covering literature, film and print media. Some of his best-known work includes the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", his A Boy and His Dog cycle, his short stories "I Have No Mouth, I Must Scream" and "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman". He was editor and anthologist for Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions. Ellison won numerous awards, including multiple Hugos and Edgars. Ellison was born to a Jewish family in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 27, 1934, the son of Serita and Louis Laverne Ellison, a dentist and jeweler, his family subsequently moved to Painesville, but returned to Cleveland in 1949, following his father's death.
Ellison ran away from home, taking an array of odd jobs—including, by age 18, "tuna fisherman off the coast of Galveston, itinerant crop-picker down in New Orleans, hired gun for a wealthy neurotic, nitroglycerine truck driver in North Carolina, short-order cook, cab driver, book salesman, floorwalker in a department store, door-to-door brush salesman, as a youngster, an actor in several productions at the Cleveland Play House". In 1947, a fan letter he wrote to Real Fact Comics became his first published writing. Ellison attended Ohio State University for 18 months before being expelled, he said the expulsion was for hitting a professor who had denigrated his writing ability, over the next twenty or so years he sent that professor a copy of every story he published. Ellison published two serialized stories in the Cleveland News during 1949, he sold a story to EC Comics early in the 1950s. During this period, Ellison was an active and visible member of science fiction fandom, published his own science fiction fanzines, such as Dimensions Ellison moved to New York City in 1955 to pursue a writing career in science fiction.
Over the next two years, he published articles. The short stories collected as Sex Gang—which Ellison described in a 2012 interview as "mainstream erotica"—date from this period, he served in the U. S. Army from 1957 to 1959, his first novel, Web of the City, was published during his military service in 1958, he said he had written the bulk of it while undergoing basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia. After leaving the army, he relocated to Chicago. Ellison moved to California in 1962, subsequently began to sell his writing to Hollywood, he co-wrote the screenplay for The Oscar, starring Elke Sommer. Ellison sold scripts to many television shows: The Loretta Young Show,The Flying Nun, Burke's Law, Route 66, The Outer Limits, Star Trek, The Man from U. N. C. L. E. Cimarron Strip, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Ellison's screenplay for the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" has been considered the best of the 79 episodes in the series. In 1965, he participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches led by Jr..
In 1966, in an article that Esquire magazine would name as the best magazine piece written, the journalist Gay Talese wrote about the goings-on around Frank Sinatra. The article, entitled "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" describes a clash between the young Harlan Ellison and Frank Sinatra, when the crooner took exception to Ellison's boots during a billiards game. Ellison was hired as a writer for Walt Disney Studios but was fired on his first day after Roy O. Disney overheard him in the studio commissary joking about making a pornographic animated film featuring Disney characters. Ellison continued to publish short fiction and nonfiction pieces in various publications, including some of his best known stories. "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" is a celebration of civil disobedience against repressive authority. "I Have No Mouth, I Must Scream" is an allegory of Hell, where five humans are tormented by an all-knowing computer throughout eternity. The story was the basis of a 1995 computer game.
Another story, "A Boy and His Dog", examines the nature of friendship and love in a violent, post-apocalyptic world and was made into the 1975 film of the same name, starring Don Johnson. Ellison served as creative consultant to the 1980s version of The Twilight Zone science fiction TV series and Babylon 5; as a member of the Screen Actors Guild, he had voiceover credits for shows including The Pirates of Dark Water, Mother Goose and Grimm, Space Cases, Phantom 2040, Babylon 5, as well as making an onscreen appearance in the Babylon 5 episode "The Face of the Enemy". Ellison's short story "The Man Who Rowed Christopher Columbus Ashore" was selected for inclusion in the 1993 edition of The Best American Short Stories. In 2014 Ellison made a guest appearance on the album Finding Love in Hell by the stoner metal band Leaving Babylon, reading his piece "The Silence" as an introduction to the song "Dead to Me."Ellison's official website, harlanellison.com, was launched in 1995 as a fan page.
Kevin Brooks Eastman is an American comic book artist and writer best known for co-creating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Peter Laird. Eastman is the editor and publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal. Eastman was born in Maine, he attended Westbrook High School in Maine with comic book illustrator Steve Lavigne. Kevin was "raised in a Christian family."In 1983 he worked in a restaurant while he searched for publishers for his comics. He met a waitress, attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst and followed her to Northampton, Massachusetts. While searching for a local underground newspaper to publish his work, he began a professional relationship with Peter Laird and the two collaborated for a short time on various comics projects. In May 1984, Eastman and Laird self-published the first black & white issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; the forty-page oversized comic had an initial print run of 3275 copies and was funded by a US$1000 loan from Eastman's uncle Quentin. It was published by the duo's Mirage Studios, a name chosen because, as Eastman says, "there wasn't an actual studio, only kitchen tables and couches with lap boards."
By September 1985, their first issue had received three additional printings. Laird's newspaper experience led to the two creating a four-page press kit, which included a story outline and artwork, they sent the press kit to 180 television and radio stations as well as to the Associated Press and United Press International. This led to widespread press coverage of both the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mirage Studios itself, creating a demand for the comic. With their second issue and Laird's Turtles comic began a quick rise to success, bringing in advance orders of 15,000 copies, five times the initial print run of the first issue; this earned Eastman and Laird a profit of $2000 each and allowed them to become full-time comic book creators. The Turtles phenomenon saw the duo invited to their first comics convention at the tenth annual Atlanta Fantasy Fair in 1984, where they mingled with notable comic creators like Larry Niven, Forrest J Ackerman and Fred Hembeck, their fifth issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released in November 1985, was downsized to the more common American comics-format and size.
The previous four issues were reprinted in this size and format with new colored covers. In 1985, Solson Publications released How To Draw Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Solson would follow this up with the six issue Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Authorized Martial Arts Training Manual as well as one issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teach Karate volume in 1987. Mirage's Turtles comic led to a widening media presence for the heroes. Eastman and Laird began to merchandise their property. Dark Horse Miniatures produced a set of 15 lead figurines for role-playing gamers and collectors, Palladium Books produced a role-playing game featuring the Turtles, First Comics reprinted in four volumes the first eleven issues as color trade paperback collections. Palladium's role-playing game brought the Turtles to the attention of licensing agent Mark Freedman and the Turtles phenomenon took off, with the various characters soon appearing on T-shirts, Halloween masks and other paraphernalia.
A five-part televised cartoon mini-series based on the Turtles debuted in December 1987. The half-hour episodes were produced by Osamu Yoshioka and the animation was directed by Yoshikatsu Kasai from scripts David Wise and Patti Howeth; the mini-series was successful, leading to a full series, with the mini-series forming the first season. The series had a 10-season, 193-episode run. Bob Burden writes: within days of it airing it was apparent that the TMNT would prove every bit as popular for the television audience as it had been for the comic readers. From there, Surge Licensing formed an unstoppable creative marketing powerhouse that set a new standard of excellence in the licensing and merchandising industries. In January 1988, Eastman and Laird visited Playmates Toys, who wished to market action figures based on the comic book and animated cartoon series, further cementing the Turtles' place in history and making Eastman and Laird successful. Multiple other Turtles comics, books and other merchandising items have subsequently appeared and sometimes created by Eastman and Laird.
Among these are five live-action films: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, with Eastman making a brief cameo in the latter. Four more television series were created: Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in which Eastman wrote the fifth season episode "Lone Rat and Cubs", Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There was an animated feature film, TMNT. Creative differences began to strain Laird's partnership. In an interview in 2002, Laird noted that the two hadn't spent much time together since 1993. Eastman moved to California. On June 1, 2000 Laird and the Mirage Group purchased Eastman's ownership in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property and corporations. Eastman wanted to move on to other projects; the buyout was completed on March 1, 2008. In 2011, Eastman began working with the TMNT series again as a writer and artist on the IDW comic series, as well as an adviser on the 2014 reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series.
Eastman is said to have a cameo in the film as a doctor, has voiced the character Ice Cream Kitty in the 2012 CGI series. While co-
High Times is a monthly magazine and cannabis brand with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. The magazine was founded in 1974 by Tom Forçade and the publication advocates the legalization of cannabis; the magazine has been involved in the marijuana-using counterculture since its inception. The magazine was founded in 1974 by Tom Forçade of the Underground Press Syndicate. High Times was meant to be a joke: a single-issue lampoon of Playboy, substituting weed for sex; the magazine was at the beginning funded by drug money from the sale of illegal marijuana. But the magazine found an audience, in November 2009, celebrated its 35th anniversary. Like Playboy, each issue contains a centerfold photo; the magazine soon became a monthly publication with a growing circulation, audited by ABC as reaching 500,000 copies an issue, rivaling Rolling Stone and National Lampoon. In 2014, its website was read by 500,000 to 5 million users each month; the staff grew to 40 people. In addition to high-quality photography, High Times featured cutting-edge journalism covering a wide range of topics, including politics, drugs, sex and film.
Tom Forçade was quoted as saying "Those cavemen must've been stoned, no pun intended." Tom Forçade's previous attempts to reach a wide counterculture audience by creating a network of underground papers had failed though he had the support of several noteworthy writers and artists. Yet, through High Times, Forçade was able to get his message to the masses without relying on mainstream media. In January 2017, the magazine announced it would be relocated to an office in Los Angeles permanently; this followed the legalization of marijuana including California. High Times acquired cannabis media company Green Rush Daily Inc. on April 5, 2018. The deal was valued at $6.9 million. Green Rush Daily founder Scott McGovern joined the magazine as Senior Executive Vice President; the High Times Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded to Lester Grinspoon, Jack Herer, Keith Stroup and Michelle Aldrich, Richard Lee, Vivian McPeak, Dennis Peron, Rick Steves, Chuck Ream, Marc Emery, Steve DeAngelo, James J. Goodwin and Subcool.
Freedom Fighter of the Month awards are awarded monthly in the magazine. Freedom Fighter of the Year is awarded to an activist annually for extraordinary commitment to the cause of cannabis. Winners include Debby Goldsberry, Mason Tvert Each year High Times inducts a member of the counterculture, living or deceased, into the Counterculture Hall of Fame Award. STASH Awards - Significant Technological Advancements in Secretive Horticulture award Produced the 1978 documentary D. O. A. directed by Lech Kowalski Produced the 1989 documentary Chef Ra Escapes Babylon directed by Scott Kennedy Produced the 1990 documentary Let Freedom Ring, starring Willie Nelson, Gatewood Galbraith, Chef RA and the Soul Assassins, directed by Bob Brandel Produced the 1995 documentary 8th Cannabis Cup, starring the Cannabis Cup Band, directed by Beth Lasch Produced the 1996 documentary 9th Cannabis Cup, starring John Trudell and Murphy's Law, directed by John Veit Produced the 1999 documentary 11th Cannabis Cup, starring John Sinclair and the Blues Scholars, directed by Steven Hager Produced the 2000 documentary Grow Secrets of the Dutch Masters directed by Steven Hager Co-produced the 2002 indie comedy Potluck, featuring Frank Adonis, Theo Kogan, Jason Mewes and Tommy Chong and directed by Alison Thompson Produced the 2003 documentary High Times Presents The Cannabis Cup directed by Steven Hager, distributed by Koch Entertainment Produced the 2003 documentary Ganja Gourmet directed by David Bienenstock and starring Chef RA Produced the 2005 documentary Jorge Cervantes Ultimate Grow DVD, directed by David Bienenstock Produced the 2010 documentary High Times presents Nico Escondido's Grow Like a Pro DVD, Written by Nico Escondido.
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Luis Royo is a Spanish artist. He is best known for his fantasy illustrations published in numerous art books, magazines such as Heavy Metal and various other media including book and music CD covers, video games and Tarot cards. Beginning his career as a furniture designer, he was attracted to the comics industry in the late 1970s by the work of artists like Enki Bilal and Moebius, in 1979 he turned to art as a full-time career. Within a few years, he was publishing art within and on the covers of such magazines as Comix Rambla Internacional, El Vibora, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon and Comic Art as well as providing cover illustrations for several American publishers. Royo was born at born in a village in the Aragonese province of Teruel. In 1983, Royo began working as an illustrator for publishers in the United States such as Tor Books, Berkley Books and Bantam Books; as his reputation grew, other publishers contacted Royo and he created custom covers for novels and magazines for Ballantine Books, NAL, DAW Books, HarperCollins, Hasa Corporation, Penthouse Comix, Pocket Books with Star Trek: Voyager series and Battlestar Galactica novels Fleer for Ultra X-Men by Marvel.
An ongoing collaboration with Heavy Metal produced a large number of magazine covers including the 20th anniversary issue in 1997. Illustrations for the character F. A. A. K were based on actress Julie Strain. Royo's other well-known covers for fantasy and science fiction titles of this period included Robots and Empire by Isaac Asimov, Conan by Robert E. Howard, 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke and StarMan and Wayfarer Redemption saga by Sara Douglass among others. Women, Royo's first art book was published in 1992, it brings together many of his cover illustrations up to that date into one volume. His second book, was published in 1994 and was dedicated to fantasy and science fiction imagery; this was followed in 1996 by Secrets, dedicated to erotism. Art books, explored the same genres combining science fiction, apocalyptic worlds and myths of beauty and the beast, but received criticism for their explicit content. In 2006, joined by Romulo Royo, Luis Royo traveled to Moscow to complete a commission to paint a fresco on a domed ceiling, reflecting classic themes of eroticism.
The process and result of this work was published in Dome. Royo began to work on a project with an oriental theme; this produced Dead Moon and Dead Moon: Epilogue that tell a love story. Royo designed a tarot deck using the Dead Moon theme; the original paintings were exhibited at Salón del Manga de Barcelona, ExpoManga and retail store Fnac. In 2011, Luis and Romulo Royo started a multimedia project, Malefic Time, that included illustrated novels, a role playing game, figures based on illustrations and other spin-offs. Royo worked with George R. R. Martin in 2014 to produce illustrations for Martin's novelette, The Ice Dragon. An extensive collection of derived works has been published, including calendars, collectible cards, portfolios. In 1994 Penthouse magazine reported on Royo's work and in 1996, one of his images was used on the cover of the American and German editions, both with an interior report. In the same year he received the Spectrum silver award for best contemporary fantastic art.
Reports on his work appeared in other publications: La Stampa in Italy, Airbrush Action in the United States and Penthouse Comic in Germany. In 1998 Royo exhibited at the Norma Gallery in Barcelona and at the Viñetas desde o Atlántico comic festival in A Coruña, he received the Millennium Prize at the 7th Salone del Fumetto Cartoomics convention in Milan in 2000. He exhibited his work in St. Petersburg in 2001 and received the El Peregrino fantasy award at CTPAHHNK. In 2006 Royo exhibited his work at the 24th Barcelona comic fair, he received the Unicorn fantasy award at the 7th International Fantasy and Terror Film Week in Málaga. Royo won the Inkpot Award at San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. Media related to Luis Royo at Wikimedia Commons Luis Royo Official Website Luis Royo at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Inkpot Award Los mejores ilustradores: Luis Royo Enciclopedia Aragonesa
Ted White (author)
Ted White is a Hugo Award-winning American science fiction writer and fan, as well as a music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards. Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science fiction fanzines, in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer, his skill as an essayist is evident in "The Bet", a memoir of a tense day in 1960 when a dispute over a record owned by music critic Linda Solomon prompted fellow science fiction writer Harlan Ellison to bet his entire record collection against a single record in White's collection, renege on the deal. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published Zip, the first of many fanzines he published over the following decades. In 1956–57, he co-edited Stellar with Larry Stark, followed by Void when he joined the founding editors, Gregory Benford and James Benford, Minac and others.
In addition to helping others publish their own fanzines, he was a regular columnist in Yandro and Richard E. Geis' Psychotic/SF Review, he has been active in numerous fan events, such as organizing the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York as co-chairman. As of 2018, he was still active on several of the fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists. From 1977 into 1979, as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon Dr. Progresso radio show on WGTB-FM. In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Falls Church, Virginia, to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White; that year, he began writing a column for Tom Wilson's Jazz Guide. As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for Rogue, along with LP liner notes, concert reviews and interviews, he was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy. Moving online, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, he maintains his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.
"Phoenix", a 1963 collaboration with Marion Zimmer Bradley, was White's first professionally published story, which he expanded into the novel Phoenix Prime, beginning the Qanar series of books. His first novel, Invasion from 2500, was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. Between 1964 and 1978 he wrote two science fiction series and 11 standalone novels, including one Captain America novel. Two of the novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one, using White's Doc Phoenix character, with Marv Wolfman. White was a 1966 Nebula nominee for "The Peacock King," written with Larry McCombs, he was instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. White held the position of assistant editor at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction from 1963 to 1968. From October 1968 until October 1978, he edited Amazing Stories and Fantastic, upgrading the quality of the fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators.
He edited two 1973 anthologies, The Best from Amazing Stories and The Best from Fantastic. His reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of Heavy Metal who hired him to introduce non-fiction and prose fiction into the magazine which featured graphic stories until White's arrival in 1979. In 1985, he was an associate editor of the magazine Stardate. Ted plays keyboards and saxophone, he performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Phoenix Prime, Lancer Books, 1966; the Sorceress of Qar, Lancer Books, 1966. Star Wolf!, Lancer Books, 1971. Android Avenger, Ace Double M-123, 1965, 113p; the Spawn of the Death Machine, Paperback Library, July 1968, 175p. Invasion from 2500, Monarch Books, August 1964, 126p; the Jewels of Elsewhen, Belmont, 1967, 172p. Lost in Space, Pyramid Books, 1967, 157p. Secret of the Marauder Satellite, Westminster Press, 1967, 169p. Captain America: The Great Gold Steal, Bantam, 1968, 118p. Sideslip, Pyramid Books, 1968, 188p. No Time Like Inc.. 1969, 152p.
By Furies Possessed, June 1970, 192p. Trouble on Project Ceres, Westminster Press, 1971, 157p. Doc Phoenix. Weird Heroes #5: The Oz Encounter, Pyramid Books, 1977, 216p. Forbidden World, Popular Library, ISBN 0-445-04328-8, 1978, 224p; the Best from Amazing, Manor Books, 1973, 192p. The Best from Fantastic, Manor Books, 1973, ISBN 0-532-95242-1, 192p. Ted White at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Dr. Progresso Fanzine reviews by Ted White Mimosa: "The Bet" by Ted White, illustrated by Peggy Ranson Science-Fiction Five-Yearly 6: "Twenty-Five Years? That's--" by Ted White