Frank Kelly Freas had a style that nearly bordered on caricature. Yet his cover visions of Galactic Empires were always my favorite, never failing to put me in the mood to read the book. Of course it helped that Poul Anderson was pretty good at evoking Galactic Empires with word pictures. Flandry of Terra zoomed between stars in just hours, a necessary achievement if an empire consists of thousands of stars.
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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.