Here is a double page from an Argosy magazine of 1952 illustrating The Rocket Man, a short story excised from Ray Bradbury's book The Illustrated Man, published the previous year. Ostensibly this story inspired a song by the Spotniks that in turn inspired Bernie Taupin and Elton John to create their song Rocket Man.
A father's obsession—when you're there, you want to be here, when you're here you want to be out there.
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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.
Bingham certainly had a flair for suspense or people being caught off guard. He was practically the Alfred Hitchcock of illustration.
What a great illustration! I doubly enjoy it, having long been a fan of Bradbury.
Thomas, I recently (in the past month or so) came across your blog. I've since gone back through the entire blog.
What a tremendous resource and education you've presented here. I greatly appreciate the material and commentary you've provided us.
Thank you gregarious, I very much appreciate your saying that. It has been a journey. I hope to be able to keep it up.
Great drama here... Just one question, why is the boy in black panties?
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