If you’re a fan of 1960s TV shows such as Lost in Space, Land of the Giants or Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, then the The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen – 2020 Calendar may be something you’d like to check out.
This officially licensed, limited edition features the work of, and is available direct from artist Ron Gross, a longtime fan of Irwin Allen’s shows.
All of Irwin Allen shows are featured in this wonderful calendar, but be warned, the calendar sells out quickly every year, so you’d better get an order in fast. (Do note the ordering instructions for non US fans below!)
Ron Gross is a graphic artist whose credits include assorted box art illustrations for both Polar Lights and Moebius Models, dating back to 1998. As a model prototyping artisan, Ron scratch built the Jupiter 2 model from the original Lost in Space that eventually became the design basis for the classic kit marketed by Polar Lights in 1998, thus filling the void for this decades-long awaited product.
Ron has contributed multiple articles to publications such as Scale Modeler, Fine Scale Modeler and Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller to share his novel scratch building techniques.He also designed the official 45th and 50th anniversary logos for Lost in Space in 2010 and 2015, in association with Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment.
Ron has also lent his rendering skills to renowned science educator and McArthur Fellowship recipient Dr. Shawn Carlson for his “LabRats” project, involving science education for kids.
His “Outer Portals” web site is Ron’s first effort to showcase his own work after many years of being featured on other sites. He is now officially licensed by Synthesis Entertainment to create and market poster art based on the Irwin Allen television properties.
• US fans should order your calendar direct from Ron’s Outer Portals web site here | Non US customers: please contact Ron via this email: Ron@outerportals.com about how to order
All artwork featured above is copyright Ron Gross
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.