Rotsler Award

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Rev. 31-Jan-2014
words by john hertz, web by chaz boston baden

2006 Rotsler Award Winner

Alexis Gilliland

Alexis Gilliland has a distinctive witty style that has long enriched amateur publications in the science fiction community. Here are some samples.

The one color piece included is from Bruce Pelz' Fantasy Showcase Tarot Deck (1980). Each card was by a different fan or pro artist, some majestic, some earthy, some wry. Some of the other Rotsler winners did these too. Gilliland's is in a voice quite unlike what he is mostly known for.

Gilliland has also published s-f, but his pro activity is not within the scope of the Rotsler Award. In fact he has four times won the Hugo Award as Best Fan Artist, but that is not within the scope of the Rotsler either. The Hugos, highest achievement award in the s-f community, are given for work in the previous calendar year. The Rotsler is for long-time wonder-working. And while some Rotsler winners have won Hugos, some have never been nominated for them.

Sample of Alexis Gilliland's fan art, 1977 Sample of Alexis Gilliland's fan art, 1983 Sample of Alexis Gilliland's fan art, 1986 Sample of Alexis Gilliland's fan art, 2003

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