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Hannes Bok Original Art - 6-1/2" x 5-1/2" Bok's iconic mouse often found in his signature, line drawing in marker
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Hannes Bok Original Art  - 6-1/2" x 5-1/2" Bok's iconic  mouse often found in his signature, line drawing in marker
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 6-1/2" x 5-1/2" thin paper mounted

Bok's iconic mouse, line drawing in marker 

Correspondence from Bok often featured his 'Mouse' next to his signature, and Frank Dietz, a co-founder of New York Science Fiction Society

 and founder of Lunacon, sported a tattoo mouse designed by Bok himself



American artist and illustrator Hannes Bok painted more than 150 covers. He was as well as an amateur astrologer and writer of fantasy fiction and poetry.

After a heartbreaking childhood and a simple high school education rounded out with art classes, the auto-didactic, renowned illustrator we would come to remember as  Hannes Bok (Wayne Woodard)

found his way in the art and pulp world thanks to the friendship of a young and brave Ray Bradbury. In the Summer of 1939, Bradbury, with borrowed money and an armful of Bok’s work,

headed to the World Science Fiction Convention, and proceeded to impress WT’s editor Farnsworth Wright with Bok’s work - it debuted in Weird Tales by 1939.  


In 1939 he had moved to New York to continue a long and productive relationship with Weird Tales (his work  appeared consistently until 1954)  

His illustrations appeared in Amazing Stories, Cosmic Science Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Imagination, Marvel Science Fiction, Other Worlds, Startling Stories,

Stirring Science Stories, Uncanny Tales,Unknown, as well as countless books of fantasy and science fiction.


In 1953 Bok and Ed Emshwiller shared one of the inaugural Hugo Awards for science fiction  with a tie for best Cover Artist -  Virgil Finlay winning that year for  best Interior Illustrator.


 





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