Knavish tricks — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Knavish tricks

Ian Gunn wrote some knavish tricks that Dark Matter Zine does not endorse. Although I’d love to see the coke replaced with a yellow fizzy drink and the results of this in a certain golden throne. I suspect the reaction would be one of disgust not titillation like in the alleged pee tapes, but I could be wrong.

The next silly illo in this sequence (going by alphabetical order) has been deleted because it is too soon for any attempt at humour involving the Ku Klux Klan. However, next week there will be another silly illo: I will schedule it as my very next task! Have a great weekend.

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!