Carl Lundgren

It is hard to pick only a handful of Carl Lundgren images to share. The man has had such a lasting and multifarious career. But over this past Holiday weekend I stopped into my local bookshop and found this copy of Roger Zelazny's "To Die in Italbar," and determined that it was time to look a bit further into the work of Carl Lundgren.

Lundgren began his career wanting to be like Frank Frazetta, a goal that I think many other illustrators have also owned. Lundgren began working in Detroit as a poster artist and later moved to New York City in the seventies to begin illustrating for Science Fiction books. He was a co-founder of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy and he was nominated for a Hugo award due to his illustration work.

Here are a few of his many cover illustrations for your perusal.