Pre-anime, non-Japanese tentacle monster

Someone has bungled, cosmically
ASFR in reverse

From the yellowing paper on which it’s printed, you’ve probably guessed that it’s from the great American tradition of pulp illustration and you’d be right. This one appeared in Science Fiction Quarterly for February 1957, illustrating a story “BEMA” by Wallace West (1900-1980). The artist, sadly, is uncredited.

You can read or download this issue of Science Fiction Quarterly from the Internet Archvie.

It contains a story by Phillip K. Dick, among others.

2 thoughts on “Pre-anime, non-Japanese tentacle monster

    • Seems stylistically possible, though I would be surprised if an artist of his stature would have been left uncredited.

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