Artist Spotlight: SciFi Heroes of the 1970s

What’s not to love about this labour of love by illustrator Dusty Abell we just found over on deviantart?

We don’t think Dusty’s missed out many of TV’s 1970s heroes, including those from British series such as Space: 1999.

“This thing has preoccupied so much of my free time I’m grateful to have finally finished it, although at the same time, it has been one of the funnest things I’ve ever done,” says Los Angeles-based artist Dusty, who first posted the illustration earlier this year..

“It’s all digital: the Eagle Transporter took the longest to draw and Richard Benjamin as Quark is probably the most obscure character.”

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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