Jurassic Pork — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Jurassic pork

Jurassic Pork is bringing home the bacon. This would be a conspiguous dinosaur.

Would this make a pterodactyl a flying pig?

Does this mean Miss Piggy is a dinosaur? Would that make Kermit her Beezlebufo swaine? If Kermit is a Beezlebufo, does that mean he starred in a prehistoric version of Macbeth? It’s snout as if Kermie is out of the pigture.

My apigologies for the puns.

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!