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Peter Thorpe
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Artist, Illustrator, Writer, Musician, Space Advocate
Artist, Illustrator, Writer, Musician, Space Advocate

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Here I am posing sans clothes for the July 1983 issue of National Lampoon. We shot this in the Lampoon offices. I can't remember the other model's name, but we had lots of fun laughing at the situation. The Lampoon was always looking for a way to put naked people into a story.
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Novaspace sells my Rocket originals, including Excursion, which is inspired by the Apollo Lunar Lander ascent stage.
http://www.novaspaceart.com/Originals/Thorpe/excursion.html

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Illustration for The Berkeley Monthly, June 1980. Art Director: Michael Grossman. I used markers on the back of translucent vellum with Prismacolor pencils on the front of the vellum for this effect. The author, Herbert Gold, was one of my favorites. It was an honor to illustrate one of his stories.
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This is my first cover comp for the 1998 St. Martin's Press hardcover first edition of Grave Victory by Gregory Bean. I used the same type design, but did a different illustration, for the finish. 
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This is a three color cover that I did for Arbor House, 1987. Four color is basic printing, but a publisher could save by doing a two or three color run. It was always an interesting challenge to do a limited color cover. 
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Ball point pen drawing of a montage of scenes from This Island Earth, Universal Pictures, 1955. An art school drawing from the late 70s when 'montage' was all the rage.
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This is a comp illustration for the HarperCollins first edition of City of Gold by Len Deighton, 1993. I did a very different finish for the cover, but I always liked this version. 'City of Gold' refers to Cairo. It is also is the name of the houseboat on the lower left. A great book by a major author.
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I had an Amiga 1000 in the late 80s before I got my first Mac. It was basically a toy, but I did have fun, especially with the art program. I did a bunch of nudes on it and here is one.
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I was lucky enough to be part of the punk/new wave music scene in New Orleans in the late 70s. Here is a graphic I did for the Normals from 1978 that I used for self promotion.
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Art school art. The assignment was to draw something on the campus. I was at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in the late 1970s. It was a great time.
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