Women creators

As long as we’re doing some role reversals here…

A lady scientist (mad I hope!) graces the October 1943 cover of Fantastic Adventures. She was painted by Robert Gibson Jones (1889-1969). The story which I believe it is illustrating, Frank Patton’s “Jewels of the Toad,” has an interior illustration by Virgil Finaly, which is typically exquisite.

Women creating seems to have been a theme for this issue. Florence Magarian was called upon to do an illustration for Don Wilcox’s “World of Paper Dolls,” about a girl who makes people. (The image below is my composite across two pages).

Mrs. Magarian also illustrated William P. McGiven’s “Tink fights the Gremlins,” a story that has (apparently) painting fairies.

This issue is available for reading and download at the Internet Archive.

Be warned, however, that this issue contains a story titled “Mystery of the Creeping Underwear.” No joke.

Working for tips

This image is Just the tip, and is part of a sequence of images in an imagined world where scientists keep the horny beast shown here in a chamber with a generous provision for observation. You can see one of our adventurous lady scientist’s colleagues observing through the glass even here. They are the work of an artist who goes by the simple and appropriate handle “madscientist,” who has a site at Hentai Foundry.

The image appears here by the kind consent of its creator.

That girl with aptitude

Not the usual (recent) fare for this humble site, but I spotted this picture on my twitter stream (I’m @EroticMadSci for those of you who didn’t already know) and sort of fell in love. It’s captioned “Janet Lee, the MGM girl with mechanical aptitude.” Sadly I’ve been unable to find out much more about her. The picture ran on Cory Doctorow’s twitter @doctorow:

In turn it tracks back to the tumblr inthedarktrees.