HomeAll postsHairy Taxi Driver — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Hairy Taxi Driver — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Hairy Taxi Driver

This Hairy Taxi Driver is from outer space, working while worrying about his visa status. He quit working for Uber after Uber worked while New York taxi drivers went on strike for an hour to protest THAT executive order. To his passengers he says, “I drove from Cygnus Alpha to Earth; I can get you where you want to go!”

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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

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

[mailerlite_form form_id=1]