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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Artist Gallery

Terry Oakes

Terry was born - and still lives - in Merthyr Tydfil, a relatively small post- industrial town in South Wales. Naively deciding that his love of drawing could help him escape from a factory job, and driven by a love of Horror and Fantasy, he executed a series of sketches and paintings and sent photographs of them to various publishers.

A kind art editor at Sphere Books got him in touch with the late John Spencer, who had just founded an artists' agency called Young Artists. He saw potential in Terry's work, and eventually got him commissions - which in time were sufficient in number for Terry to become a full time freelance illustrator. "From then on it was like a dream come true: to step inside bookshops and see my stuff on the shelves alongside the likes of Jim (Burns), Les (Edwards), and the inimitable Frank Frazetta - and to get paid, too! was as satisfying and self-affirming as anything that had happened in my life."

Well-known in the 1980s for his SF/F, and "grand guignol" gothic horror illustrations, Terry kept all of his originals through the years, never selling any of them - until now! Now, and for the first time on the market, here or in the UK, are his covers for Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone "Fighting Fantasy" gamebooks, "classic" British horror covers for books by Guy N. Smith, Richard Laymon, and many others, plus SF for major authors. Terry's talents brought him to the attention of John Spencer's "Young Artist's" agency, in the late 1970s - and along with Jim Burns, Chris Foss, Bob Fowke, Angus McKie, and many others... he began working for all the major UK publishers. Jane Frank is Terry's exclusive agent for sales of his originals, and will be offering a wide selection of his works, all "one of a kind" originals - and all will be sold starting at very reasonable prices.

Note: Terry Oakes' work will be exhibited at Chicon 7 by Jane Frank - Worlds of Wonder.

To see and purchase Terry's art, contact Jane Frank, Worlds of Wonder, and visit her website at

Artwork: Birthpyre