Autun Purser Illustration – online gallery and shop
This is the online gallery, portfolio and shop for me, Autun Purser. I am a part-time illustrator and full-time deep sea ecologist. I am a lifelong science fiction fan and I have enjoyed some success with my series of travel posters, advertising travel to destinations from unusual fiction - the 'Fantastic Travel Destinations'. The majority of these are available for print purchase direct from here, or from various bookshops and conventions.
May 31st - New 'Clarion West Summer Readings' poster
I have designed the 'Clarion West Summer Readings' poster again this year - I enjoyed producing the doomed astronaut last year, and this year I have made up an alien reading six books at the same time (the REAL reason they have so many stalked eyes and tentacles!)...Click HERE or on the picture to go to the Clarion West page for more information on the line up for June and July this year...
May 22nd - New 'Lovecraft and You' - shuggoth!
For this image in the 'Lovecraft and You' range I decided to have one of my longstanding friends (and big science fiction and fantasy fan) join up with the cultists. This was a fun one to draw, I love the shuggoth description in 'At The Mountains of Madness', to which I perhaps did not stick soooo closely to in this design. Click HERE to see the full poster...
May 13th 2016 - A note on printing
Designing these travel postcards was fun, but getting 40-odd designs printed well at a good price can be difficult. When I started off, I printed in batches of 100 digitally, via http://www.thelewesprintcentreltd.com/. The Lewes Print Centre are super-friendly and the whole process was smooth. As I have a few big conventions coming up I decided to start printing in large batches, using lithoprinting. For this I have used http://www.exwhyzed.co.uk. This company print many art school project books, posters, postcards, a huge range of very splendid physical things actually... I am planning some novel products for the next two Eurocons, both of which I am attending.
April 12th - Lovecraft and You - Poster 2
A more 1980's look for the second poster in the series - glow effect too... Have a look at the source photo HERE.
March 23rd - Lovecraft and You - New project
I am preparing portraits of people who send me photos of themselves integrated with Lovecraftian beasts... Click on the image below, the first completed example, or HERE to see more about this new project.
Late Feb 2016 - New Orleans - Tubby and Coo's
In Feburary I had the fantastic chance to visit New Orleans for work. On the side of this I attended the 'Discourse and Donuts' event at Tubby and Coo's bookshop. I talked a bit about my 'Fantastic Travel Destinations' series and drawing in general. I would like to thank the organisers and those who attended this fun evening. I have some comments on the bookshop HERE. It is a great place for unusual gifts and second hand (and new) sci-fi and fantasy.
March 2nd 2016 - Hugo Fan Artist 2016 - Autun Purser eligible works
It is Hugo nomination time again and I have been asked by a few people what I have that makes me eligible for the 'Hugo Fan Artist' award. Mostly this year I have carried on with my 'Fantastic Travel Destinations' series, with also the cover and some interior art for the fanzine 'Journey Planet' (Issue 24) and the poster for the 'Clarion West' summer reading series for 2015. These, and some of the 2015 crop of 'Fantastic Travel Destinations' posters are below. The majority have been shown at Picocon 32, Eastercon 2015, or available online in fanzines etc. All have been on display here since date of completion.
October 16th 2015 - New book cover - 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'
This new edition of 'Something Wicked This Way comes' was published by Gollancz last week, as part of their fine 'Fantasy Masterworks' series. I am very pleased to have a cover in the range, the latest iteration of the series has been graced with very elegant signs...Mine is rather brash in comparison.. still, I am very happy they have used the image. I drew the image (and put together the associated 'Fantastic Travel Destinations' poster), the week Bradbury died. A great writer of unusual fiction, and it is nice to see this particular story remaining popular alongside 'The Illustrated Man' and 'The Martian Chronicles'.