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Old April 17 2014, 12:10 AM   #125
Therin of Andor
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Re: The "what are you working on?" Art thread.

Hi all,

I think this is my first visit to this section of the BBS. I'm participating in an art challenge on Facebook this year, the "52-Week Illustration Challenge". For this week's theme, "Book Cover", I finally put a design on paper that has been in my head for decades. I have tried (and also not-yet tried) to commission same from several professional artists I know. You know, "One day, when you're not too busy..." I was willing to pay $$$$ to get someone to create a cover for me, to my exacting specifications, that would be a homage to several genres - and Bob Peak's poster art for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" - and/or might have been great for a website front page, or even a "Best of..." collection of my writing over several decades in fandom.

"Have Phaser, Will Travel" was the name of a regular column I wrote bimonthly for a science fiction media newsletter (1982-1992), and then the name of my first blog, at

This Challenge has inspired me to say, instead, in the words of the Little Red Hen, "I'll do it all by myself!" (Who knows, maybe it's an eBook cover for an actual digital collection?)

Week 16 Book cover by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

Week 16 Book cover, black and white preliminary art by Therin of Andor, on Flickr
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