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Goodtrolley says Spend Till the End — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Spend till the end

Mr Goodtrolley says “Spend till the end”. I guess he knew Trump would be the US president and the end would be nigh. Or maybe he’s just urging us all to don our pussy hats. I’m still convinced he’s evil.

Did you notice that Goodtrolley spelt “’til”, the abbreviated version of “until” without an apostrophe and with a double L? I suspect it’s a pun. Because Ian Gunn looooooved puns.

This is the last Goodtrolley silly illo, at least for the time being. Normal services resume next Friday!

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!

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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