Heavy Gravity Wheelbarrow — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Heavy gravity wheelbarrow

This heavy gravity wheelbarrow museum exhibit is a sign Ian Gunn had been reading too much speculative fiction. Or maybe not enough, and there’d be more like this. However, the front wheel looks more like a steam roller than a wheelbarrow so I’m thinking it’s multi-purpose. Like, maybe, flatten your foes then cart them away for burial?

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!