British fanartist Alan Hunter died August 1 after a long illness. Ned Brooks learned of his passing from Alan’s son.
Andrew Porter published many pieces of Hunter art in Algol/Starship and Science Fiction Chronicle and recalls that the back cover on the final issue of Starship was by him. Porter visited him in Bournemouth on a trip to the UK in 1993 and says, “A really nice guy and a wonderful artist, who should have been an artist guest of honor somewhere. But now it’s too late.”
Here are three examples of Hunter’s art which appeared in Science Fiction Chronicle as headers above Porter’s editorials.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]