‘You don’t look jurassic,’ says the stegosaurus to the tyrannosaurus rex. The Guardian published a helpful article discussing the science behind Jurassic Park. Apparently most of the dinosaurs in the book and movie Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton are from the Cretaceous period not the Jurassic Period. I wonder if the movie Cretaceous Park would have been as popular?
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!