This picture is the picture that impressed me the most in Bob Eggleton's book. This is actually just a slice taken out of the picture, which doesn't look quite as impressive as the whole thing.
A Comment on Bob's Work
In my seventeen-year carrer in publishing, I have worked with many gifted artists. None
of these exceptional people can quite compare with Bob Eggleton's talent or colourful
personality. Bob has done close to a dozen covers for both Analog and Asimov's Science
Fiction magazines over the past nine years. It has been a pleasure to work with him
because he has always delighted in giving me axactly what I want.
Each of his covers is quite unique in its own way. The strong similarity that ties them together, and lets you know that all were done by the same artist, is their palette. Bob's trademark is his use of bold bright colours. In his painting Embracing the Alien (not to be found in this Gallery) Bob's rhythmical conception of space and powerfully organized layers combine with saturated purples and golden yellows. Wave Goodbye depicts a city on an alien planet about to be consumed by a tidal wave. This majestic landscape displays his use of deep blues and richly varied greens. Bobs use of color in both of these paintings is restrained compared with much of his other work.
Bob is an intelligent artist to work with. His knowledge of astronomy and sciences in general adds accuracy to his portrayal of astronomical subjects. Two excelent examples are Martians and Highclimber. In both instances Bob had to do extensive research to obtain the reference material crucial to do the work on both these covers.
Bob is very much liked and respected by the readers of Analog and Asimov's. They have displayed their affinity for his art by twice voting him to best cover artist at both magazines. Bob is also a winner of science fiction' prestigious Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist. He received this long overdue and well deserved honour in 1994 at Conadin in Winnipeg. It gave me great joy to phone Bob from Canada with the good news. He hadn't expected to win the Hugo and did not attend the convention until after the cermony- That night, though, he was on a plane to Winnipeg, and a day later I had the pleasure of watching him accept his Hugo at the masquerade party.
I am both proud and delighted by Bob's accomplishments. I am sure the years will bring me many more of his beautiful covers, and I look forward to each and everyone of them.
Analog and Asimov's Science Fiction magazines.
Wave Goodbye 1991
11 x 14 in (28 x 36 cm)
Cover, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine