Obituary: Jon Arfstrom

Artist Jon Arfstrom (b.1928) died on December 2. Arfstrom is believed to have been the last of the classic Weird Tales cover artists to be alive. He began contributing covers to fanzines in the 1940s and collaborated at the time with Jack Gaughan. His work appeared on the cover of Weird Tales beginning in 1951 until the magazine folded in 1954. He came out of retirement in the 1990s to do covers for Haffner Press, Fedogan & Bremer, and Tales of the Unanticipated.