Eye birdhouse — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Eye birdhouse

This eye birdhouse makes me think of Cthulu and Blizzard’s latest Hearthstone expansion, centred on their Cthulu rip-off ‘C’thun’. It’s creepy, violet and lime green, and so pretty. I want to colour this eye birdhouse the same colors.

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!