HomeAll postsThe Call of Ethulu — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

The Call of Ethulu — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

The Call of Ethulu

The Call of Ethulu

The love child of Cthulu — or possibly H P Lovecraft himself — and Monty Python’s Ethel the Aardvark, Ethulu is Not. Happy. about being disturbed in the shower. Or the tar pits of hell. Not sure which.

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!

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.