|A Virgil Finlay self-portrait.|
Virgil Warden Finlay (July 23, 1914 – January 18, 1971) was first published in the December 1935 issue of WEIRD TALES. He also contributed many illustrations to science-fiction pulps over a period of decades.
Finlay's technique, a combination of line, stipple and cross-hatch is beyond compare and as recognizable as other giants in the field of fantasy illustration such as Frank Frazetta.
Sam Moskowitz (June 30, 1920 – April 15, 1997) was on the other business end of science-fiction; he was a well known writer and historian who wrote and edited many books on the subject. Shown here is the first of his series of articles on "pulp" luminaries in WORLDS OF TOMORROW (November 1965),