Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blast from the Past #275: "Futuristic city" drawing inspired by a novel by Joan Vinge

Years ago, when I had one of my drawings accepted as the winning entry in a competition to determine the artwork which would be featured on the posters and t-shirts of the UMass science fiction convention "A World Beyond: A Happening", I met the author Joan Vinge at that same convention. She was very nice and interesting to talk to, and that encounter led me to seek out her novels. I read several of her works, of which "The Snow Queen" was my favorite.

In reading "The Snow Queen", I was inspired to do this almost-finished drawing of one of the settings in that book, a city the name of which I have forgotten. But I remember that her description of it was quite compelling. -- PL


mikeandraph87 said...

That pretty cool! You've definitely got a nack for Sci-Fci!

btw,Kirby's Etrigan,The Demon pops up in DC's Brave and the Bold#31 next month. I knows its another company's comic and all,but I have seen some of your entries expressing love for Etrigan.

David McBride said...

Very cool. It looks like the city is alive.

DJMigsy86 said...

Hi Peter, I must say what an amazing blog. I've been a massive fan of the Turtles since I can remember (that and ghostbusters). I'd love to get involved with the new movie in anyway possible... Designer, background actor, runner... anything!!!