Weekly Weird Art: Bruce Pennington
By Sam Reeve
Bruce Pennington is a world-renowned artist of the fantastical and strange. He was born in England in 1944. From a very young age it was clear to him that art was what he wanted to pursue, and he attended a couple different art colleges. But eventually he got tired of the type of the traditional kind of art they had him producing and studying, so he traded ‘Fine Art boredom for Commercial Art whoredom’, and began creating film posters. After a while Bruce became a freelance artist and that’s when he started doing what he’s become famous for: painting the cover art for fantasy and sci-fi novels.
During his career, Bruce’s work has appeared on the covers of more than 200 sci-fi and fantasy books, including Frank Herbert’s Dune series and works by Robert Heinlein and Ray Bradbury.
Check out his website here for a more complete list, and to see more of his work.