A New Star In The Sky: Edd Cartier 1914-2008
Edd was one of the classic SF artists of the Golden Age known for hiswhimsical work on John W. Campbell's UNKNOWN and ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION and 800 illustrations for THE SHADOW MAGAZINE. He also drew stories forStreet & Smith's RED DRAGON and SUPER-MAGICIAN COMICS.He did alot of work with ASTOUNDING editor John W. Campbell and writer L. Ron Hubbard, Cartier also illustrated the beloved Hoka tales by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson, and stories by John D. MacDonald, Isaac Asimov, Henry Kuttner, L. Sprague de Camp, Clifford D. Simak, Walter B. Gibson, Lester Dent and many others.
He and Kelly Freas pretty much defined SF illustration of the 1950's. The only difference was Cartier more or less left the business by the 1970's and moved into fine art and other aspects of commercial work. I always liked his stuff as I did much of the classic work which gets so forgotten these days it seems. I had the pleasure of being a fellow judge with Edd on the Illustrators of The Future contest and I managed to meet him once.
Another star leaves us to shine in the Holiday skies.