Mogulmond Megamarts Carpark: a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Mogulmond Megamarts Carpark was obviously created by the Rupert Murdoch of Supermarket carparking.

The image is of a carpark that looks to me not unlike some deranged boardgame. I’ve copied the text below.

Mr Goodtrolley (a shopping trolley) says:

“Here at MogulMond Megamarts we’ve got your parking problems licked! All our carparks are scientifically designed to guarantee quick and easy access with a minimum of fuss. Another fine customer service from your friends at Mogulmond Megamarts.

  1. your car.
  2. carpark entrance.
  3. carpark exit.
  4. very busy road.
  5. car.
  6. truck.
  7. huge gas guzzling car.
  8. badly parked car.
  9. small car parked in such a way as to cause the illusion of an empty car space when seen from a distance
  10. police car.
  11. alien spacecraft.
  12. slow car.
  13. car being driven in a very confused manner by a complete idiot.
  14. large four-generation family walking very slowly six abreast.
  15. abandoned shopping trolleys.
  16. runaway shopping trolley.
  17. old lady with shopping trolley.
  18. woman with pram.
  19. woman with pram and six children.
  20. corpse.
  21. savage dog.
  22. shade tree.
  23. RSL member who still thinks the war is on (Ok I’m editing a little)
  24. kid on skateboard.
  25. supermarket entrance.
  26. available car parking space.
The backstory to these silly illos

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!