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Cellular Free Zone: a silly illo by Ian Gunn

mobile free zone

Sadly, that’s ‘cellular free zone’ as in cell phones not a ‘cellulite free zone’. I wonder if Ian Gunn, the artist, had a pet peeve about mobile phones. If so, he’d hate our current culture where phones have to practically be surgically detached to enable uninterrupted conversations.

The backstory to these silly illos

Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), was a beloved 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.


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