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Rule 5 Sunday: Frank Kelly Freas

Posted on | June 12, 2023 | Comments Off on Rule 5 Sunday: Frank Kelly Freas

— compiled by Wombat-socho

One of the great science fiction artists of the late 20th century was Frank Kelly Freas, who usually went by Kelly. and whose artistic talent was matched by being just a really neat and friendly guy. I was blessed by being able to hang around with him at various DC-area SF conventions in the late 1970s and early 1980s; he was always willing to talk about his work, other artists and their work, and to sing the old songs. He’s probably a lot better known for doing the cover to Queen’s News Of The World than any of his SF work. His death in 2005 was a great loss. There were several great illustrations of curvaceous babes that I couldn’t find clean copies of**, but this cover for Anne McCaffrey’s “A Womanly Talent” from the January 1969 Analog is a good example of his work.
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ANIMAL MAGNETISM: Rule Five Urban Meltdown News, also, the Saturday Gingermageddon.

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* A modification of his cover art for “The Gulf Between” by Tom Godwin, published in the October 1953 Astounding.
**i.e. without the text from the book/magazine cover.

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