From the first time I discovered his work in NATIONAL LAMPOON, Vaughn Bode has been one of my favorite artists. My seventies notebooks are filled with my attempts to draw in his unique cartoony style. I was devastated when he died. Something I had never seen before was his serious art, a whole batch of which can be seen here from the Sci-Fi digest IF in 67-68. The magazine was a treasure trove of illustrators at that time and Bode could be found mixed in with veterans like Virgil Finlay and Wally Wood alongside newcomers like Jeff Jones and the always welcome Gray Morrow.