posted by RRRGroup at
Monday, May 14, 2012
Hi Rich, Source? Origin?Cheers,Frank
By Frank Warren, at Monday, May 14, 2012
Frank...The illustrator's signature and date appear in the lower right-hand corner.(That's all I have.)Jose Caravaca will see your query and respond I hope...RR
By RRRGroup, at Monday, May 14, 2012
Frank ...The drawing was published in "Amazing Stories", July, 1943.Saludos...
By jacarav@ca, at Monday, May 14, 2012
It's a bloody good illustration by a talented artist; I'd like to see more of their work. The only other copy easily available is on Mori's site and he hasn't named the guy either.It seems prescient of much that follow: UFO dogfights, saucers and spheres.From there, if Caravaca's theory is somewhere near the flag, it's good evidence. Then again, from an artist's point of view, how else would you express the aircraft of aliens? Our modern artists (Jim Burns et al) have decades of saturated culture to draw from. They can tweak and evolve ideas from literally thousands of images.These guys from the early-20th Century didn't have all that to use. They developed their ideas from scratch and the alien aircraft grew in sophistication, or detail, in following years. So...as an artist...not wanting to put aliens in winged aircraft (pffftt!), what shape could be seen as 'wow alien?!' Something round and disc-like is pretty hard to avoid. As a shape,it also lends itself to dynamic movement and depth in the same way an airplane would. Still, the waltz between our creativity and the reported activities of UFOs seems as connected as ever. However, one would think the movie/TV conceptions of aliens and spacecraft would have a greater resonance in the reported sightings databases than all the lights, saucers-of-yore and looming triangles. Little green men are almost entirely absent from reveille - those duty dodging SoBs.
By Kandinsky, at Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The drawing is by "Julian" (1943), Kandinsky.I imagine one might trace the artist from the Amazing mag archives.(I'll look to see if we have Julian listed in our Sci-Fi artists books.)RR
By RRRGroup, at Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hola Jose, Thanks for the quick response. I agree with Kandinsky's sentiment! Thank you (and Rich) for sharing it. Mis mejores deseos,Frank
By Frank Warren, at Tuesday, May 15, 2012
By zoamchomsky, at Wednesday, May 16, 2012
By RRRGroup, at Wednesday, May 16, 2012
http://others.homestead.com/30000.jpgYou're joking, right? That's not more female genitalia, is it? Imagining a "flying saucer" in cave art is pareidolia at best. If we could see it in context....
By zoamchomsky, at Friday, May 18, 2012
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