Virgil Finlay, Pulp Fantasy & Science Fiction Illustrator

Virgil Finlay, Pulp Fantasy & Science Fiction Illustrator
Virgil Finlay, Pulp Fantasy & Science Fiction Illustrator

Virgil Finlay was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. He has been called “part of the pulp magazine history … one of the foremost contributors of original and imaginative artwork for the most memorable science fiction and fantasy publications of our time.”  While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in, and became famous for, detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques. Despite the very labor-intensive and time-consuming nature of his specialty, Finlay created more than 2600 works of graphic art in his 35-year career.

Atomic Pulp Media
Kenner Coloring Book (83)
Doctor Who Key to Time (84)
Thermos ESB (80)

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