Fantasy and Science Fiction artist Ken Barr passed away yesterday in Scotland. He was 83 years old.
Barr was well known for his cover art for magazines and books. Nebula Science Fiction Magazine had his first cover art. Barr was an advid reader of adventure, horror and war stories.
After Barr moved to the United States, he began working in comics. He worked as a penciller, inker, and writer for some of DC’s war comics like Our Army At War, Our Fighting Forces, Battle Album and Star Spangled War Stories from 1969-74. He worked on pantied covers and storiies for Warren magazine’s Eerie, Creepy, and Vampirella. He worked as a cover artist for Marvel with such comics as Doc Savage, Incrediu. ble Hulk, Conan, Planet of the Apes, and The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu.
In the mid 1970s, Barr worked for Avon and Random House book companies. He created 100s of book covers. He worked for movie companies creating awesome movie posters for movies like The Wind and the Lion, Terminal Man, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
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