Lungfish — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Lungfish

This lungfish has an interesting life. A fictional account of life in the lunged lane.

I wonder how severely smacked I’ll be by research candidates and staff from conservation and environment faculties if they ever discover I’m posting cartoons like this before going to Shut Up And Write. I doubt any of them read this…

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!