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Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015

Posted by at 10:00 am Friday, December 4, 2015 in News, Obituaries, People, Pulp Art, Pulpsters
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"Weird Tales" (January 1952)

“Weird Tales” (January 1952)

Jon Arfstrom, likely the last surviving artist for the original Weird Tales, died Wednesday, Dec. 2. He was 87.

Arfstrom got his start with fantasy illustrations in fanzines in the late 1940s. His interior artwork first appeared in Weird Tales, as well as sf and fantasy digests, in 1950; his first cover was January 1952. A more extensive profile of Arfstrom appears on the PulpFest website.

He was the special guest at PulpFest 2015 in Columbus, Ohio, in August. At the con, Arfstrom participated in a question-and-answer presentation with artist and pulp art historian David Saunders.

An audio recording of that presentation is available in ThePulp.Net’s PulpFest 2015 coverage or as a Pulp Event Podcast.