Angus McKie

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Angus McKie is an English science fiction illustrator.

He is best known for his hard science fiction paintings which appeared as the cover of paperback novels in the mid-1970s and 1980s, as well as in Stewart Cowley's Terran Trade Authority series of illustrated books. His illustrations often present highly detailed spacecraft against vividly colored backgrounds and high-tech constructions. Like ofther hard-sci-fi artists such as Peter Elson, Tony Roberts, Chris Foss and some other artists of the period, he influenced an entire generation of science fiction illustrators and concept artists.

In 1993 he wrote and drew the first 2 parts of a science fiction comic published by Dark Horse entitled "The Blue Lily", based on Dave Weir's short story. As of 2011, McKie was reportedly working on the last 2 parts of the work in his spare time. He was also responsible for writing & illustrating a comic book entitled "So Beautiful and So Dangerous" for the Heavy Metal magazine.

Selected Bibliography

  • White Dwarf 17 Cover painting
  • White Dwarf 20 Cover painting
  • Stewart Cowley's Terran Trade Authority
    • Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD - Hamlyn
    • Great Space Battles - Hamlyn
    • SpaceWreck: Ghost Ships and Derelicts of Space - Hamlyn
    • Starliners: Commercial Travel in 2200 AD - Hamlyn
  • The Dome: Ground Zero - DC Comics/Helix 1998
  • The Blue Lily - Dark Horse
  • So Beautiful and So Dangerous - Heavy Metal magazine.


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