Alien Repairman – a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Alien Repairman

The sleepy smile on this alien repairman says it all. Although he looks a bit like some repair guys I’ve seen, his trousers are firmly held up with a belt. I’m hoping we don’t get to see his ‘money box’ when he bends over.

Silly Illo artist Ian Gunn

Ian Gunn, creator of Alien Mowing, was a much-loved award-winning artist based in Melbourne. Cancer took him from us too soon.

Ian left a legacy including lots of great illustrations. Many of these illustrations are available for sale.

Victoria’s science fiction convention, Continuum, occasionally presents the Ian Gunn Memorial Award recognising the ‘unsung heroes’ of fandom: people consistently working in the background who never expect any recognition of their efforts. This commemorates Ian’s selfless efforts to reach out to others, encouraging others and thereby building the science fiction community.

K’rin Pender-Gunn, Ian’s widow, gave Dark Matter Zine permission to republish Ian’s artwork. Thanks, K’rin!