Brain interface — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Brain interface

Brain Interface

‘Brain Interface’ reads like a conversation that may have taken place at the MSFC (Melbourne Science Fiction Club) where Ian was a regular. Back in Ian’s day, the MSFC was more about the papery things than the TV and movies. I’m wondering if a particular conversation or person inspired this, though. 

Silly Illo artist Ian Gunn

Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), 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!