Eyejar — a silly illo by Ian Gunn


When is a door not a door? When it’s an eyejar.

Once more I want to color this in violet and lime green. Considering how much I loathe coloring books, this is a feat achieved only by the combination of Ian’s eyejar and Blizzard’s C’thun Stormwind board for Hearthstone.

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!