Reading about Del Toro’s collection and looking at his influences I was reminded of the fabulous Hannes Bok — sorta the Steve Ditko of Sci-Fi/Fantasy illustrators, but also other varieties of brilliant.
Here’s a basic scoop. Just in case you didn’t think mystic currents ran through Kansas City as much as Providence, R.I.
Here’s some faves that I hope showcase Bok’s wide variety of subjects and moods.
Not a very good example of his work, but mind-blowing that it even exists, right?
This, on the other hand is the coolest representation of The Thing From Another World that anybody will do …