Russ Nicholson, one of my favorite illustrators, has graciously contributed the above illustration for use in the forthcoming Humanspace Empires rules. Pictured is a Regulan or Vleshgu, perhaps the most inimical of man’s intergalactic foes. I have been waiting for a suitable illustration to complete an article detailing this race so look for that in the near future.
The Humanspace rules, like the playtest draft, will be primarily illustrated with public domain science fiction illustrations from the pulp era but I feel that it is very important that some illustrations of classic EPT aliens be included and I would love it if a few were done by artists that have previously illustrated Tékumel publications. Although best known for his work in the Fighting Fantasy series, the original Fiend Folio and in various Warhammer books, Russ’ art was featured in several issues of the 1990s Tékumel zine, the Eye of All-Seeing Wonder.
I want to take this opportunity to ask for additional artistic contributions for this project. I need illustrations of spaced out Ahoggyá, Hláka, Hlüss, Mihálli, Páchi Léi, Pé Chói, Pygmy Folk, Ssú, Swamp Folk, Tinalíya and Urunén or any of the various EPT monsters for the Humanspace Space Monsters book. Netherwerks have the Shén covered…
As Humanspace is a free, not for profit fan project with no budget, I am not able to commission art but I will try to compensate artists in some way, perhaps with a bound copy of the Humanspace book(s) in which their art appears.
Thanks again Russ!