“Judge Sn Goes Golfing” Cover Art

Ladies and gentlemen, I consider this SUPER AWESOME:

Yes, the cover and interior illustrations of my upcoming signed chapbook “Judge Sn Goes Golfing” are by none other than Gahan Wilson. If you are not aware of who Gahan Wilson is, you have my pity, but this is easily corrected. Suffice to say that he’s one of the visual artists whose work I have always loved, and when Subterranean Press publisher Bill Schafer told me Wilson was doing the art, I giggled like a happy child for about a week. It’s really the perfect marriage of illustrator and story. I could not be more pleased. In fact, I’ll probably frame one of the chapbook covers and put it up on my wall. Because, dude. Gahan Wilson is illustrating my story. As I said: SUPER AWESOME.

The story’s not bad, either.

30 Comments on ““Judge Sn Goes Golfing” Cover Art”

  1. I’ve always loved Gahan Wilson’s art. All those years ago when I subscribed to Playboy, his full page cartoon was always one favored feature. You know, I just bought it for the articles anyway. And if you believe that, I have some swampland for sale…

  2. I swear, John, how many devils do you owe your soul to? It’s like you’re just dripping with good luck.

    Seriously, though, congratulations.

  3. Gahan Wilson is your illustrator. You lucky bastard ( spelled correctly ).

    Do you play golf then?

    After my latest golf outing with the local sake drinking crowd, I have a new favorite phrase. “Sake won’t improve your game, but it can improve your score.”

  4. Another longtime GW fan here. I don’t know whether Subterranean has used Wilson before, but for decades he’s produced SF-themed single-panel cartoons as well as multipage color cartoon stories, such as “Click” in the Science Fiction issue of the National Lampoon (June 1972).

    (Now, of course, I’m imagining his illustrations for Old Man’s War and its successors…)

  5. If that’s the golf story you read at Armadillo Con… awesome!
    That was so funny!
    That cover is very..ah…yeah,..brings back some images of the reading! Thanks loads!
    (Nice scoring a legend for the art!)
    Must have chapbook!

  6. I have been trying to find PDF ebooks to unavail for you. Are any available? I would like to read them on my linux based tablet PC. Non-DRM PDF works best. Can they be purchased directly from you perhaps?

  7. OK — that’s seriously major league. I can only dream to hope that Subterranean publishes my SF some day. (alien green with jealousy)

    Dr. Phil

  8. Heh. I found collections of his comic strip Nuts absolutely fascinating as a child despite the fact that I found his artwork borderline repulsive— which, in retrospect, was absolutely necessary to the integrity of the strip.

    Good job on getting an artist you admire on a collaboration! That’s definitely super awesome.

  9. Ordered, because it’s my birthday coming up, and it’ll be delivered in time to be a lovely xmas present from me to myself.

    This is wonderfully awesome, and I cannot wait to hold the book in my hands!

  10. I was thinking about buying it, but when it saw this my Visa® Card wriggled out of my wallet and did a little tap dance on the keyboard. Next thing I know…

  11. Charles Addams
    Edward Gorey
    Gahan Wilson

    Those three warped my mind as a child. And for that, I am eternally grateful.

    That is such a coup to score Himself as your illustrator. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  12. Oh yeah, Gahan Wilson! I miss having his “cartoon-a-day” calendar on my desk. I also remember something he did for the National Lampoon back in the Seventies (when I was swiping my older brother’s copies–also just for the articles, of course) where he had a chart describing essentially every monster movie ever made; I really wish I still had that copy, it was uncannily accurate.

  13. How does that saying go?
    Something like ‘In olden days, men would beat the ground with sticks and curse and they would call it witchcraft. Now we call it golf.’

    Congrats – he’s a great artist!

  14. Hey not that it matters (well, maybe it matters a little) but I read this story about a year ago, and it was AWESOME.


    So, um, yeah. You should totally get it (because it’s awesome).

  15. My favorite Wilson cartoon is the one where Ziggy joins the Procrastinator’s Support Group… but they keep postponing the meetings!! HA HA! Oh, Ziggy, will you never learn?

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