SCIENCE FICTION FAN ART WANTED
I am the webmaster for a site devoted to the history of Canadian Science Fiction Fandom www.cdnsfzinearchive.org
(which you can peruse to check out my 'credentials' ) and the editor/publisher of a number of science fiction fanzines: Space Cadet / The Fanactical Fanactivist / The Frenetic Fanac Review / WCSFAzine (which won an Aurora Award) & others.
I am in constant search for science fiction cover art and interior illustrations (preferably B&W) but use mostly American artists (Brad Foster, Steve Stiles, Teddy Harvia, etc.) because the only Canadian fan artist willing to do fanzine art (that I'm aware of) is Taral Wayne.
If any of you are Canadian Fan Artists who love to create original science fiction art, and are willing to send me or allow me to use pieces ranging from detailed (maybe even colour) cover art down to B&W interior illustrations (which can be as simple as veritable 'doodles' as fillos), I would love to hear from you.
Fannish tradition is that fan art (indeed any content) is provided to the fan editor free, and that the editor's fan magazines are distributed for free to anyone who wants to read them (and look at the art).
The advantage to you, as contributor, is that I send out my zines to a list of subscribers (currently about 100 people) and post it on my web site (currently averaging about 108 visitors a day), so the number of people viewing your art is marginally increased (nothing compared to exposure on Deviant Art, but still...)
Also, once your art appears in my zines, you become eligible to become nominated for the Canadian Fanzine Fanac Awards (now in its third year, awarded at Vancouver's annual VCON SF convention) under Best Fan Artist Category.
Even better, you become eligible to win an Aurora Award, not under the best Artist category (which is reserved for professional paid artists) but under a fan achievement category.
In short, more public recognition for your creativity!
I have long loved SF illustration, but alas myself cannot manage anything better than lively stick figures...
So I have need of your creativity (though nothing sexually explicit or violent -- I'm looking for whatever stirs the traditional SF 'Sense of Wonder').
Please get in touch.
Cheers! R. Graeme Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org