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Angus McKie

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Be great to get an interview with him... Can find many details

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

I remember his art from several books in my dad's collection growing up. I still have vivid memories of several of those pictures. Never would have remembered his name. Awesomeness.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Great stuff, thanks!

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

OMG more art from my childhood, I was making my own books with this style. Lots of simple geometry with tons of greebly fun all over. The only difference? Mine sucked.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

When I was maybe 11 I saw a video at Blockbuster with the first image as its cover. It really captured my imagination and made me want to watch it but I had no say in what we chose.

Shot in the dark but does anyone know what film it's from and whether the image bears any relation to the film?

Also, I love this blog, Gavin. Thank you for putting the time in to make it.

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan


So I did my own sleuthing which took me to this site:

In the comments someone had exactly the same experience as me, that of staring at the cover in the video store as a kid. Others chime in and it turns out the film is called Defcon 4: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087130/

But wait, it's not the same image. It appears to have been altered, if not just ripped off.

The film also appears to be terrible.

August 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Good bit of researching going on there Dan, internet strong!

August 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterGavin Rothery

Great collection of Angus' artwork. Incidentally, a couple are not actually by him; from memory no2 is a Tony Roberts piece and no13 is by Bob Layzell.
Even as someone who wasn't there first time round (I'm 26!), this period of late 1970s SF art is still quite incredible and continues to influence the gaming and movie industries today.
My personal favourite artists of the time are Peter Elson and Jim Burns, but Angus really nails it in several of these - my particular picks are 1, 7 and 10 - such atmosphere!

November 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGabe

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