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Issue Date  Cover Artist  Comments
1995 JUN  Walotsky, Ron  N-1995 CHS, for Best Magazine Cover; N-1996 HUG, for Best Original Art Work; illus. "The Spine Divers" by Ray Aldridge
1996 OCT/NOV     cover illustrates "Candle in a Bottle" by Carolyn Ives Gilman
1998 JAN     cover illustrates "Reading the Bones" by Sheila Finch
1998 DEC     cover illustrates "The Island in the Lake" by Phyllis Eisenstein
1999 APR     N-1999 CHS, for Best Magazine Cover; cover illustrates "Hestwood" by Rob Chilson; Walotsky was also N-2000 CHS, for Artistic Achievement
1967 MAY  Walotsky, Ronald  (1943-2002) illus. "Planetoid Idiot" by Phyllis Gotlieb; this cover his 1st commission; Walotsky also did covers for F&SF as Ron Walotsky, he did 56 covers for F&SF; born in Brooklyn, graduated from the School of Visual Arts in N.Y.C. in 1966
1967 AUG     cover illustrates "Reduction in Arms" by Tom Purdom; Walotsky was interested in surrealistic art & got into sf cover illustrates "because it was the closest way for me to paint the type of work I enjoyed and get paid for it"(Weinberg)
1968 FEB     cover illustrates "Stranger in the House" by Kate Wilhelm; after starting doing covers for F&SF, Walotsky began doing poster art(of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, etc.), covers for paperbacks & hardcovers, album covers, & covers for mainstream fiction & non-fiction
1968 JUN     cover illustrates "The Consciousness Machine" by Josephine Saxton; Walotsky taught art at Sullivan County Community College(NY; 1981-2); his artwork has been widely exhibited; did a 30 ft. x 40 ft. mural for Billy Joel's video, "Until the Night Was Young"
1968 OCT     cover illustrates "The Fangs of the Trees" by Robert Silverberg; Walotsky works (mostly) in acrylics; for book covers, he does part of the work by hand & part by air brush or a combination of the two(Weinberg); see his pictorial article in SFAge 1997 JUL
1969 MAR     cover illustrates "Calliope and Gherkin and the Yankee Doodle Thing" by Evelyn E. Smith; Walotsky usually reads a manuscript, presents 1 or 2 sketches to the art editor, & then works up the sketch to 1 to 3 times the repro size (Weinberg)
1969 AUG     cover illustrates "An Adventure in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness" by Vance Aandahl; see his entries in Robert Weinberg: A Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists(1988), & Vincent Di Fate: Infinite Worlds(1997)
1969 OCT     cover for the 20th Anniversary Issue; Walotsky had an Honorable Mention 1993 HUG, for Best Artist; see his interview in SFC 2001 JUL, where he talks about how he started doing covers for F&SF, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg & Piers Anthony
1970 MAR     cover illustrates "The Fatal Fulfillment" by Poul Anderson; after living in Hurleyville, NY, & Atlantic Beach, NJ, Walotsky moved in 1991 to Flagler Beach, FL; painted 14 cards in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series in 1999, & has done at least 19 more since then
1970 JUL     cover illustrates "Making Titan" by Barry N. Malzberg; Walotsky has retrospective collection, Inner Visions(2000), incl. a bibliography & tributes from various authors, artists, & from F&SF editors/publishers Edward L. Ferman & Gordon Van Gelder
1971 MAY     cover illustrates "The Bear with the Knot on His Tail" by Stephen Tall; see Walotsky's website at, where you can see his 3-D artwork, the Horseshoe Crab Masks, "Ancient Warriors of Lost Civilizations," which were N-1995 CHS, for 3-D Art
1971 JUL     cover illustrates "Jack of Shadows" by Roger Zelazny; at his website, is an interview, Ron Walotsky: The Fine Art of Covers, where he discusses how he works, his influences, & about his Horseshoe Crab Masks
1971 AUG     cover illustrates "Jack of Shadows" by Roger Zelazny; late 1990s Walotsky began painting the "Children" series where children move thru an abstract space to convey their interactions & apprehensions of the unknown; can be seen at his website & in Inner Visions(2000)
1968 MAR  Wilson, Gahan  (1930- ) illus. "The Egg of the Glak" by Harvey Jacobs; Wilson did 4 covers for F&SF; for information on Wilson, please see his many entries in the Stories Table; has pub. over 100 cartoons, some fiction & some non-fiction columns in F&SF
1968 AUG     cover illustrates "The Devil and Jake O'Hara" by Brian Cleve; see biography of Wilson in Robert Weinberg: A Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists(1988); see interviews in Footsteps #8 1987, CMD 1993 SPR, & in LOC 1999 MAR(#458)
1969 JAN     cover illustrates "Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R." by Harlan Ellison; Wilson was writer for movie Freeway Maniac(1989; aka, Breakdown), a killer gets on the set of an sf film & begins murdering its crew & cast; was in cast for documentary Document of the Dead(1989)
1980 AUG     cover illustrates "The Brave Little Toaster" by Thomas M. Disch; Wilson has book review column in RoF 1994 OCT- present; for Best Artist he W-1996, & N-1981 & 1995 WFA; N-1998 IHG; N-1972-75 LOC; he was also N-1994 CHS, for Artistic Achievement
1986 DEC  Wolfe, Corey  (1953- ) illus. "Spirits From the Vasty Deep" by John Morressy; his only cover for F&SF; lives near Portland, OR; 1st art job in 1978; wide range of artwork, works traditionally & digitally; works freelance for Disney, etal; website
1974 OCT  Wolff, Rudi, Inc.  25th Anniversary Issue; Wolff's only cover for F&SF
1993 DEC  Yerka, Jacek  (1952- ) N-1994 HUG; cover inspired story "Susan" by Harlan Ellison; 1 of 30 stories inspired by paintings in their book, Mind Fields(1994); Yerka's only cover for F&SF, his name misspelled in TOC as Jerka; The Fantastic Art Of Jacek Yerka(1994)

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