Some of you may know I was a member of VTSFFC as well as the VTCC while I was at Virginia Tech. VTSFFC stands for the Virginia Tech Science Fiction and Fantasy Club. I was president of the club for a year. The Hubster was Vice President. A few friends of ours nominated the two of us together because they thought we made a cute couple. Twenty-two years later, we’re still together, and at least the Hubster is still cute.
Anyway, VTSFFC ran, and still might run, an annual science fiction convention. Looking at this flier, I have to admit, for a small college convention, we somehow managed to snag some pretty impressive guests. Larry Elmore (http://larryelmore.com/) is one of the best known fantasy artists in the business, and Ruth Thompson’s work (http://redrooart.com/) will always astonish me. Mark Ryan is from England, and I can’t recall how we managed to get him over to the US for this tiny little con, but somehow we did!
This is the last drawing I’ve got from the second year of “Rats!” I graduated and got my commission in 1991. I continued to draw “Rats!” for another two years, as you’ll see. But life was definitely different for me from that point on.