illustration
©1998 Chris Moore



cover illustration ©1996 Chris Moore

CHRIS MOORE

English artist Chris Moore is one of the premier illustrators of science fiction working today. He was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire in 1947 and always wanted to be a commercial artist. He attended Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, and in 1972 formed Moore Morris Ltd with Michael Morris, where he illustrated book, magazine and record covers. In 1974 he did his first SF covers, for books by Alfred Bester and Philip K. Dick. He has specialized in the field ever since, and the roster of his covers reads like a Who's Who of the SF elite, including Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Frederick Pohl, Anne McCaffrey, Clifford D. Simak, Kurt Vonnegut, J.G. Ballard, Arthur C. Clarke and Samuel R. Delany. His painting of The War of the Worlds in Graphic Classics: H.G. Wells was done for the cover of a 1998 Orion volume that combined The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine in one book. “I very much wanted the atmosphere to be both British and Wellsian,” states Chris. “I thought it would be nice to have Big Ben standing as a timepiece along with the Martian tripod, giving a presence to both themes in the same image.” Chris Moore’s art is featured in Fantasy Art Masters (1999, Watson-Guptill), in Rosebud 23, and on the cover of Adventure Classics. Journeyman, a collection of his work was published in 2000 by Paper Tiger. His website is at www.illust.demon.co.uk.

 

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