A true cynic, Ian comments here about Chaos Theory. It’s that theory where a butterfly farts on the train tracks so Metro Trains in Melbourne cease running indefinitely. There was a book released written by a scientific journalist; it explained Chaos Theory in layman’s terms. That and the fact that FRACTALS, PRETTY, and Chaos Theory is well known today. At least, in theory.
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!