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Artist: Bob Eggleton by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu.com Intervew  ISBN/ITEM#: AIBobEggleton
Date: 19 May 2007

Links: Bob's Website / Bob's Blog / Show Article /

Bob Eggleton has done some tremendous work on extra-planetary landscapes. The first time, I'd heard of Bob Eggleton was as the artist of a Venusian landscape commissioned by a professor of planetary geology who told a story of how he told Bob that the mountains of Venus would be more jagged and Bob insisted that they'd be flattened. The professor said the telemetry data proved Bob right.

Later, I came to realize that Bob Eggleton was better known in the science fiction and fantasy community as a fantastic artist of dragons and various monsters (Godzilla being a favorite). When seen at conventions Bob is unfailingly generous to fans and willing to share his knowledge and experience.

From official release/information:

From Bob's website:

    Bob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy and landscape artist. Winner of 9 Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, the 1999 Skylark Award, and 2 Locus Awards. His art can be seen on many magazines and books.

    His illustrated books are: The First Men in the Moon by H.G.Wells (1989, Donning), Dragonhenge (2002), and The Stardragons (2005)(both with John Grant and published by Chrysalis Books), and The Book of Sea Monters with Nigel Suckling (Overlook Press).

    His artbooks are Alien Horizons (1995), Greetings From Earth (2000, Paper Tiger)(Hugo Winner, 2001), and Primal Darkness (2003)(Cartouche/Steve Jackson Games). Bob has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies such as Sphere (1998), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) and The Ant Bully (2006), and the thrill ride Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas.

    Of late, Bob has worked more on animated movie concept, private commissions, self commissioned work, and illustrated books.

    He has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists (FIAAA) and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA).

    He also appeared as an fleeing extra in the 2002 film Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla.

(Source: SFRevu.com)

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