We herewith draw
back the misty, Dr. Martin's-stained curtains of time to reveal a few
of F&L's earliest endeavors.
was very close to our first published work, and the beginning of our
long, borderline-fruitful relationship with independent publishing
is Steve's citrusy colorization of a vignette of a plate from our first
portfolio, Daughters of the Disk.
In about the mid-eighties, Warren
Publications introduced their sex-and-violence-in-space title, 1994,
for which we provided Star
and a couple of other covers. Spectacularly well drawn, and lacking
even the tiniest scintilla of taste or maturity, 1994 was at once too
good and a perfect fit for us.
Not to discount Rich in any way,
but Steve has worked with a few pencilers who actually knew what they
were doing--including Neil Volkes on this cover for a
comic book version of Life, the Universe & Everything.
Low Noon was a cover in
Vertigo's Weird Western series.
Card Shark is a larger
painting we were finally able to scan in one piece on a
recently acquired Mustek A3 EP 11' X 17" scanner. Seven dollars at
To see nice big scans of the images from
our Art Fantastix/F&L Gallery book, go to http://www.artfan.net/, click on
Fantasy Art, and then Fastner & Larson.