Frank Kelly Freas had a quality that was indefinable for me. I associated most all his sci-fi work with my love of galactic empires because, well, so many of his covers were for galactic empire stories. His style teetered on the edge of caricature, yet veered away enough to create a sense of other-worldly exoticism, full of magic and mystery.
I collected his work avidly in my early teens, and his covers led me into some mighty toothsome galactic adventures by intrepid authors.
Plenty of his covers will be popping up here and there in the next couple of weeks.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.