Fantasy: The Fantasy Artists Network Magazine

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Fantasy: The Fantasy Artists Network Magazine
Issue 7 1980
Cover art by J.K. Hilkert

Fantasy: The Fantasy Artists Network Magazine was a fanzine edited by Carol Fisher and Kathy Hammel.

Fantasy was published in the 1970s and 1980s in California, U.S.A.

Issue 1, published in 1979, featured contributions by Christalene Loren, Jan-Ellis Leon, among others.

Issue 3, released in 1979, featured a cover by Joan Hanke Woods, and profiles of Alicia Austin (Kevas and Trillium) and Victoria Poysner. This issue also featured art work by Gail Barton (Eridani Triad), Cecilia Cosentini, Ed Dorn, Miriam Greenwald, Ted Guerin, Teddy Harvia, Ernest Hogan, Terry Jeeves (ERG), Gary Raham, Michael Rodan, Darrell Schweitzer, Steve Swenston, and Arlin Teeselink. Articles were by Lea Braff and Michael Rodan, among others.

Issue 4, from Winter 1979/1980, featured a cover by Arlin Teeselink, back cover by Gary Raham, with profiles on Patrick Woodroffe, and Joan Hanke Woods, and art work by Dave Archer, John Alexander, Ted Guerin, David Houston, HAML, Janny Wurts, and Jonn Zack. Articles were by John Alexander, among others.

Issue 5, released in 1980, and edited by Kathy Hammel and Kipy Poyser, featured front and back covers by Michael Rodan. Also included was art work by E.H. Dorn, among others.

Issue 6 appeared in Summer 1980, and included art work by Michael Rodan.

Issue 7, from 1980, features a cover by J.K. Hilkert illustrating "Isle of the Torturers" by Clark Ashton Smith, and art for "White Sybil" and "Seven Geas". Articles include "Illustrating Clark Ashton Smith" by J.K. Hilkert.

Later issues included art work by C.L. Healy, Victoria Poysner, Arlin Teeselink, and Alan White.

Letters came from Jonathan Bacon, Frank Kelly Freas, Terry Jeeves, Stephan Peregrine, Mark Rainey (Deathrealm), and Hal Stubbs, among others.

Fantasy: The Fantasy Artists Network Magazine won the 1981 Balrog Award for best amateur publication. Kathy Hammel won the Balrog Amateur Achievement Award for the years 1980 (third place) and 1981 (second place).

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