Contact

Fans
If you’d like to let Chris know what his work has meant to you –
please post a comment anywhere on the site rather than email.
It adds ‘life’ to the site and I can better share these comments with Chris via the website.
Link to Fans page here:

Conventions
If you’d like Chris to attend your convention:

Title of Convention:
Website of Convention:
How many years going:
Number of people expected to attend:
Previous artists who have attended:

If the event is in the UK or France Chris maybe be able to attend.
If in the US Flights, hotel and an appearance fee would be required.

Museums/Galleries
If you would like to license artwork
Please contact DACS (The Design and Artists Copyright Society) http://www.dacs.org.uk/licensing-works
Once you have done the necessary paper work with DACS I will send you the files.
Please allow one month for the files to be sent.

Journalist
Please email your questions in a numbered list.  Chris will not do interviews in his home nor travel to London to be interviewed or do telephone interviews.

  1. Your name
  2. Country/State
  3. Contact number
  4. Title of Newspaper/Magazine
  5. Who owns your Newspaper/Magazine?
  6. Do you require artwork?
  7. If so how many
  8. What is your deadline
  9. Will this article be online
  10. Is the article published in just this magazine/newspaper?

Television

  1. Your name
  2. Country/State
  3. Contact number
  4. Name of Production Company
  5. Who owns your production company?
  6. Commissioned or in development?
  7. Do you wish to interview Chris?
  8. Do you wish to use artwork?

Film
On site/off site?
In production/pre production?
Studio?
Brief synopsis of the work you’d like Chris to do.


47 Comments


  1. Patrick McNicholl

    Hi Patrick
    I’ve posted the answer to your question:
    ‘What would you say is the most important aspect of a Spaceship painting?’ at the beginning of our conversation also.
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    Hi, I am a huge fan of Chris Foss and his paintings. So much so that they have inspired me to study spacecraft for my Art A-Level this year. I was wondering, as it is part of my required essay, would it be possible if I were to receive some answers on questions I have regarding his views on spacecraft and how he created his unique, iconic style of painting. It would be a great benefit to my work and what could be better than asking the artist of whom inspired me to do this topic. I’m in my final year in St.Mary’s Grammar School, Northern Ireland, and I would be grateful if I was able to get some input from Chris Foss, in the form of a few questions. If that would be possible, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
    Best Regards,
    Patrick
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    Imogene
    October 5, 2011 at 21:47
    Hello Patrick
    Would you like to post your questions here and I’ll endeavour to get Chris to answer a few of them.
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    Patrick McNicholl
    October 8, 2011 at 22:13
    Certainly, And thank you very much for the quick response.

    1. How did you become interested in painting Spacecraft? Was there a spark that ignited your desire to become involved with science fiction Art?
    2. Did you always intend to be an artist?
    3. Who would you say inspired you most throughout your career?
    4. Do you have any favourite science fiction shows/movies?
    5. Is there any particular spaceship design or past science fiction art that you where inspired by the most?
    6. What is your favourite medium of art?
    7. Briefly, what would you say is the most important aspect of a Spaceship painting?
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    Imogene
    October 10, 2011 at 11:45
    Hello Patrick
    All your questions, I believe, should be answered by the intro in Hardware. There’s 8000 words of me chatting with Chris and it covers most of your questions. Have a look at that and if there’s still some gaps do get back to me.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1848566980/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=chrisfnet-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=1848566980“>Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss

  • Patrick McNicholl

    Patrick McNicholl
    October 14, 2011 at 16:08
    That’s perfect, thanks for the link. The price is reasonable as well!
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    Patrick McNicholl
    October 20, 2011 at 21:03
    Books ordered! I look forward to receiving it. And if there is one thing, I just found out that I’m also expected to include unique answers directly from the artist, as well as quotes and answers from secondary sources like the book.

    Would it be possible to get a sentence or two answering each of those questions above? The more detailed answers I will quote from the book of course, but having those few questions answered would be perfect for the artist contact paragraph
    Thanks,
    Patrick
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    Imogene
    October 21, 2011 at 22:58
    Hi Patrick, when you’ve had a chance to look through the book, perhaps you could narrow your questions down to one or two that haven’t been answered by the intro and I’ll put these to Chris. Are these conversations, being included in your research evidence? I’d better make sure my spelling and punctuation makes the grade! Cheers.
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    Patrick McNicholl
    October 24, 2011 at 21:03
    Hi again, I just received the book this morning and can I just say, it’s magnificent. And you are completely correct, it does cover most of my questions perfectly, his inspiration and favourite mediums are all answered. The work itself is gorgeous as well, having seen his paintings only from this site and other places online it contains hundreds of outstanding pieces of art I’ve never seen from him.

    And to answer your question, yes this is part of my research evidence of an essay I am doing entitled “What makes an Iconic spaceship painting”. And since the book goes into such great detail which I can quote, this only leaves one question which I would be delighted if you could answer for my research:

    1.What would you say is the most important aspect of a Spaceship painting?

    And once again, thank you very much for taking the time to answer these
    Many Thanks,
    Patrick
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    Imogene
    October 25, 2011 at 21:06
    Hello Patrick, saying I’m completely correct, puts you straight to the front of the queue! I will try and pin Chris down on your question it’s quite a big one – it might be something to do with perspective and space, I know he was very influenced by cowboy and western tv shows as a kid. I’m seeing him in a couple of weeks so will try best to get a good answer for you. Glad you like the book. Best wishes, Imogene
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    Patrick McNicholl
    October 24, 2011 at 21:03
    Hi again, I just received the book this morning and can I just say, it’s magnificent. And you are completely correct, it does cover most of my questions perfectly, his inspiration and favourite mediums are all answered. The work itself is gorgeous as well, having seen his paintings only from this site and other places online it contains hundreds of outstanding pieces of art I’ve never seen from him.

    And to answer your question, yes this is part of my research evidence of an essay I am doing entitled “What makes an Iconic spaceship painting”. And since the book goes into such great detail which I can quote, this only leaves one question which I would be delighted if you could answer for my research:

    1.What would you say is the most important aspect of a Spaceship painting?

    And once again, thank you very much for taking the time to answer these

    Many Thanks,
    Patrick
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    Patrick McNicholl
    October 28, 2011 at 17:37
    Thank you so very much, Imogene. It would be such a great addition to my essay!
    Many thanks,
    Patrick
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    Hi Patrick
    I’m seeing Chris on Tuesday so hopefully I’ll get a fulsome answer to your question.
    Cheers
    Hi Patrick – here’s your video answer

    Patrick McNicholl
    November 26, 2011 at 15:06
    Hi Imogene,

    Just wanted to say thank you again for such a brilliant video response. I couldn’t have asked for a better answer.

    Thanks again,
    Patrick
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    You’re very welcome Patrick, let us know how what mark we get!

  • Hi Imogene,

    I’ve been to the website before, as I’m an admirer of the spaceship covers that Chris produced over the years.

    Just reading an article on the BBC about the 50th Anniversary of “The Joy of Sex” and amazed to discover that Chris did the black and white illustrations for that landmark work.

    So, while reproductions of those illustrations might be out of place on this website, I’m surprised it does not at least get a mention, for historical reference

  • Oops! Spoke to soon, I see you have referenced it under News, rather than Biography. Good show!
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    Hi Brendan
    Thanks for your post, I must admit it was the BBC interview that prompted my post and we do need to include more info on Joy. We also hope to do some Joy prints around February.
    All best
    Imogene

  • Hi,

    Are there any of the 100 special editions of Hardware still available, Jim?
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    Hi Jim
    Sorry for the slow reply here’s a link to Titan’s online shop for the 100 edition.
    Cheers, Imogene

  • Terence Wachtman

    Hello.
    I have just purchased and am awaiting the delivery of the Deluxe version of Hardware. I am sure you get this all the time but, I was wondering if I were to mail you my copy of the book, could Chris sign it and make a comment or two for me in the book? I have been an avid fan of Chris for some time and when my partner showed me his TTF (spacehips 200-2010) book which features Chris’s work, I about fainted. I had not seen the book since I borrowed it from a local library as a child. Yeah, I know, You can get the book on Ebay and the like nowadays. I guess I am just silly that way.
    Please consider my request.
    Yours Truly,
    ~Terry W.

  • Hi Terry

    So many people talk of discovering 21st Century Foss in a library – or book shop – hopefully these entities are going to be around for the next generation of SF fans to stumble into and upon interesting books.

    A few people have asked about sending the book to Chris for a dedication. Unfortunately we don’t have an office to receive or send out the book so Chris would have to collect the book from the local postal depot if he missed the delivery, do the the inscription, re package and then queue up at the local post office – as you can imagine it would be quite time consuming. Incidentally all the prints on the site can have a personal dedication added.

    I’m sorry for any disappointment and I appreciate you getting in touch.

    Best wishes
    Imogene

  • Kate Dawson-Desmurs

    I have just watched a short video of Chris talking about his Joy of Sex publication celebrating 40 years… and I just wanted to say what a charming man he is, and what a pleasure to listen to someone talking with humour, compassion and warmth, and unpretentiously. Thank you! My son is 10 yrs old and is passionate about drawing naval ships, military vehicles and military scenes (I am an illustrator as well..) I will be showing him your work this evening to inspire him further…
    Thank you once again, Kate.
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    Thanks Kate, lovely comment
    Imogene Foss

  • For AG
    More questions than answers, I’m afraid!

  • Hi there
    great site
    I actuly have several jigsaws from the late 70’s featuring Chris’s work.
    The reason for my contact is i wonder if the works are available as a slide show? I am a school librarian and have several books with his covers. We are just about to get an overhead projector and a screen saver would be great. If not, its a good idea isnt it?
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    Hello Jeff
    The works are not currently available as a slide show, it is a good idea. What’s the name of your library, whereabouts in the world are you?
    Imogene

  • St Cuthberts RC High school, Newcastle upon Tyne
    (The school that Sting, Dec (from Ant and Dec)and
    Neil Tennant (from the Pet Shop Boys) went to).
    Don’t have your Magnum Opus as yet as my budget was frozen but it is on my list

  • Here’s what we’ve got.
    http://www.chrisfossart.com/2011/12/gavin-lyall/
    I’m presently tracking down copies of Gavin Lyall’s first five novels that were printed by Pan paperbacks in the early 1970s. Chris Foss was the artist and I’m wondering if you would have a photo of the cover of The Wrong Side of the Sky so I know what to look for. Thanks.
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    Hello Jack
    I’ll have a look after Christmas.
    All best
    Imogene

  • Dear Chris, first a word of thanks for feeding my imagination with those awe-inspiring images when I was a young lad of 12. They have stayed with me ever since (well over 30 years).

    My question: are you at all involved in pre-production work for the forthcoming FOUNDATION movie? See:

    http://www.scifimoviepage.com/upcoming/previews/foundation-movie.html

    I am asking my other half for HARDWARE for my birthday in May this year … my copy of 21st CENTURY FOSS is safely in the garage, though slightly dog-eared by now…

    Best wishes: Andy
    ANDY HISEMAN
    South Yorkshire, UK
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    Hello Andy
    It’s lovely to hear Chris fired up your 12 year old imagination. Chris hasn’t been asked to be involved in the Foundation production. Glad you’ve still got your copy of 21st and I hope you enjoy Hardware, Rian Hughes has done a fantastic layout and worked tireless to locate missing artwork, it reads like a comic book. Best wishes, Imogene Foss

  • Hi Imogene,

    I’ve been a huge fan of your Dad’s work since I was a lad in the 70’s. I discovered his work through buying Pan paperbacks by Isaac Asimov and the like. I only bought the books because of the covers!! Indeed some of the books are to me now, as an adult, unreadable, but the covers are still ace. I notice that you offer a range of prints for sale; are you intending to expand the range? I ask because some of my favourites don’t appear to be available as prints; is this because of copyright issues?

    All the best,

    Neil.
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    Hi Neil
    That’s great you’ve been a fan since the 70’s and still have the Asimov books. Let me know which artwork you’re interested in buying a print of. It may be that we have it and I haven’t uploaded it to the site yet. If you’ve got Hardware or 21st Century Foss you could let me know the page number and I’ll let you know.
    Thanks for getting in touch.
    Best wishes
    Imogene

  • Dear Imogene,

    Do you have any original artwork for sale?
    Best wishes
    Tod
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    Hello Tod
    Chris does have a limited number of originals available, prices start from £5,000. for the SF work. If you’re interested I’d be happy to give you a call.
    Best wishes
    Imogene

  • Dear Imogene,
    How do you do.
    This is from Sweetie Lee, the editor of Chinese magazine Fantasy Art.
    Mr.Chris Foss is one of the greatest artists in the fantasy world.And our readers hope to know more about him.
    We think maybe he has interesting to made an interview in our magazine, that we can introduce him and his great works to Chinese Reader.

    Our magazine is the best magazine in China that introduce the west artsit of Illustration, Comic and concept art.

    Looking forward to hear from you,

    Thanks and best regards,

    Sweetie Lee
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    Hello Sweetie
    Thanks for getting in touch. I will ask Chris & get back to you. Best wishes
    Imogene

  • Dear Chris, just few words because I don’t want to make the same mistake as for Moebius / Jean Giraud who left the planet today : THANK YOU. You are of the people who made me start drawing stupid space vehicles in class rather than listening to teachers and showed me some lines to follow to find my way. I’m kind of the many “children” you have on this planet by the way you influenced our visions and desires to push imagination. So I don’t wish you to leave us soon but was needing to send you this respectful Thank You message. Best regards.
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    Hello Jerome,
    Gosh how sad, I hadn’t heard that Jean Giraud had died. He was very generous last year in giving his time to do a forward for Hardware – I spoke with him at great length and he was very patience and kind despite being so busy and as I find out now unwell. He also kindly let us use an artwork in the book he had created for Chris when they worked together on Dune in the 70’s.
    I will make sure Chris gets your thank you message. Thanks and best wishes, Imogene (Chris’ daughter).

  • Hi there,
    I’ve been a fan of Chris Foss’s artwork since before I knew who or what he was. I was reading the Skylark series before I was even ten years old just because of the awesome covers. To me, Chris’s work is the very epitome of what makes science fiction awesome; function-over-form spaceship designs, mysterious derelicts, reminders of long-forgotten wars. Every single piece I’ve seen has made me want to know more about what’s going on in that scene.

    I’d dearly like to have a print or three hanging on my walls, but at over $300aud each, I don’t think I’ll be able to justify buying any for a while yet.
    Are there any plans to release non-special edition prints for a lower price?
    ________________________________
    Hello
    Yes $300 dollars does sound like a lot, especially in ‘the current financial climate’. We could possibly do a smaller A4 size unsigned print. I could check with our printer and see what the costs would be if that would be of interest?
    All best
    Imogene

  • Hi, Chris
    Just want to say ever since I picked up your 21st Century Foss book ages ago in Berkeley, CA I’ve been mesmerized by your work. It’s not just that your space scenes “look” alien, it’s that they actually “feel” alien, if that makes sense…

    I collect black T-shirts with images and I’ve always felt your imagery lends itself to that medium, though I’ve rarely if ever seen shirts that accurately represent the detail of ultra-high quality artwork such as yours.

    I’d like to include your site on the FAQ’s & Links page of my own art website, http://www.asphaltnebula.com if you don’t mind. As of today, the site is 99% complete (no products available, yet) but if you have a look and my own stuff passes muster, please allow me to link to you.

    Thanks for the continuing inspiration. Take care.
    Sam Sheats
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    Hello Sam
    That’s funny I was just thinking yesterday about getting back in touch with a printer about doing Tshirts. We did a prototype with Bloodstar Conspiracy on but then I became concerned about the cost of producing good quality Tshirts. Yes do link to ChrisFossArt.com. Let me know how you get on, your artwork is very interesting and best of luck with the site launch. Imogene Foss (Chris daughter)

  • Hi, Imogene
    Thanks for the response and kind words. I have roughly 150 black T-shirts that I categorize into my “A” team that is in constant rotation; a “B” team of shirts that are worn and washed much less frequently as the mood strikes; and then all the rest. Sometimes a particular shirt migrates from one category to another. My point is that I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to T-shirt fanatics. I’d pay a premium price for premium art on a premium shirt.

    I’ve been looking for an exemplary print-on-demand facility; that way I wouldn’t have to stockpile pre-purchased merchandise and try to sell from expensive inventory. If I find a POD company up to the necessary standards over here, I’ll let you know….

    Thanks, again!
    -Sam Sheats

  • Hello Imogene

    First off I’d like to compliment with Chris about his work which has always inspired me. His style is unique, he is not just an illustrator, in my opinion he is one of the best concept artist we have today and it’s a shame that people don’t call him for designing vehicles for the modern scifi movies. I’d like to get the chance to ask Chris few questions about the film Dune if it is possible.

    Regards,
    Joseph

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    Hello Joseph
    Yes Chris would love to design for film again & thank you for your kind comments. Would you mind posting some questions here and I’ll ask Chris when I next see him in a couple of weeks? I’ll have a go at videoing him answering & post on the site. All best, Imogene

  • Hello Imogene
    Thank you for your prompt response – Here are few questions for Chris:

    When you work on concepts for films do you use the same approach you usually use for making book covers? what are the difference between the two?

    Can you tell me briefly a bit more about your workflow when you work on films?

    Has your experience with the film Dune and with artists of the team (such as Moebius and Giger) changed the way you work?

    How did you feel when you first saw your vehicles animated in a movie? (referred to Die Sturzflieger film)
    Will fix this video

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to see the video answer.
    Best,
    Joseph
    ______________________________

    Hello Joseph
    I’m seeing Chris early April so I will have a go at getting your questions answered then.
    Cheers
    Imogene

  • Hi Chris,
    Just wanted to thank you again for my print of Children of the Lens. Your additional artwork makes it a true collectible for me. I’m looking for the next print to buy already.
    Many thanks
    John
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    Brill, thanks John,
    I’ll let Chris know & I’m really pleased you’re happy with your print.
    All best
    Imogene

  • Hi Imogene
    Thank you for the video, it is what I was looking for. I’m very happy about it.
    Best
    Joseph
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    Hi Joseph
    That’s great, I was going to email you and let you know, so I’m glad you’ve spotted them. I was trying to upload the videos to their own section in FAQ and then got I stuck, so they will sit in their current position for the moment!
    Glad you like them and if you’ve any more questions do post a comment.
    All best
    Imogene
    P.S – I’ve just noticed one of the vids isn’t playing and I need to upload the answer to working with Giger/Moebius answer.

  • Dear Imogene & Chris,
    Truly inspiring designs that have captured my imagination for many years. One of my favourite sci-fi movie vehicles is the rocket cycle that Chris re-designed for the 1980 Flash Gordon movie. I’ve just completed a physical model of this vehicle and would love to be able to share some photos of it with Chris. I’d also love to know if he still has any of his sketch designs for the vehicle which the prop makers must have used to construct the full size version for the actor to be filmed on.
    Many thanks!
    Chris
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    Hello Chris, I will pass your kind comments on to Chris. On my To do list is create an ‘inspired by Foss section’ where people could upload artwork to. I will email you once I’ve got it up and we could add your pictures there. Chris isn’t on email – nor uses a computer! Unfortunately the production company kept all the sketches for the vehicle – I guess they may be in dusty back room somewhere and if Chris turns anything up I will post it on the site.
    All best
    Imogene

  • Many thanks Imogene! That would be great if Chris is able to keep his eyes open for some old sketches. Excellent idea to set up a section for people to post their “inspired by” artwork. I will be happy to upload some pics of the pyhsical model for the rocket cycle. I’d also be happy to email them to you in advance if Chris is interested in seeing them prior to the upload section being created.
    Thanks again.
    Chris
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    OK super, you may have already done so, but if you join the Chris Foss Artist Facebook group, notifications of new sections and postings going up on the site ping through to there so you’ll know when I’ve added the section – in case I forget to let you know. Cheers.
    http://www.facebook.com/ChrisFossArt

  • Hi Imogene,

    Could you give me your email address or phone number as I am keen to discuss something with you and your father privately.

    Many thanks
    ________
    Hi Charlie, I can give you a call, tomorrow if you like, just email me your number: foss@chrisfossart.com
    Cheers
    Imogene

  • Hi Imogene

    In a response to an earlier question you mentioned that prints of some works may be available which are not posted on the website.

    Are prints available of the cover art from the paperback of Asimov’s “The Gods Themselves”? It is on page 79 of “Hardware”.

    Incidentally, I was skimming through Aviation Week and Space Technology a while back and in a strange case of life imitating art, there is a diagram of a hypersonic “waverider” design concept from Boeing which has quite a resemblance to Chris’s spaceship from that cover.

    I wanted to attach a scan of it but I’m afraid the technology is beyond me! Anyway, it is AW&ST May 9, 2011, p. 42 if you are interested!

    Kind regards
    Sean
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    Hello Sean
    Good news
    We do have The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov. I will upload to the ChrisFossArt.com later today. The hypersonic Waverider sounds intriguing I’ll have a look to if it’s online. Yes, the joys of scanning – I have a 40cm high pile of flat covers of Chris’ to sort and scan – this job always seems to slip down my ‘to do’ list! If you ‘Like’ the Chris Foss Artist page on Facebook, a link to the new Gods page will appear there once I’ve uploaded it: http://www.facebook.com/ChrisFossArt
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    Hi Sean
    Gods Themselves is now ‘live’
    Cheers
    http://www.chrisfossart.com/2012/06/the-gods-themselves/

  • Hello Imogene
    Can you please tell me did Chris Foss have any involvement in the design of the new Ridley Scott science fiction film “Prometheus”? The trailers show spaceships and vehicles similar to the Foss style. Also, Chris was involved with the film “Alien”.
    I hope that you can answer my question.
    With thanks
    Patrick
    London, 12 June 2012
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    Hello Patrick
    Chris wasn’t involved with the new Ridley Scott film, Prometheus.
    He did create visualisations for the original Alien film, you can see some of these in Hardware page 24.
    Hardware, page 24
    Best wishes
    Imogene







  • Dear Imogene

    I’m a graduating MA curating student from the royal college of art and I am interested in doing an interview with Chris and his relationships with sci-fi, his life and the landscape of Guernsey.

    I’ve always been a huge fan of his (since I was about 8 no less!) and I plan to use my research trip budget to maybe visit the isle and it would be great to combine this with a interview. I ‘d rather discuss the specifics privately via email than on this forum if possible so please get back to me if this interests Chris at all!

    kind regards

    Sunny
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    Hello Sunny
    You can email me: foss@chrisfossart.com
    Cheers
    Imogene

  • Hello Imogene

    I am a lecturer in CGI at Bournemouth & Poole College and we are hoping to have Chris Foss’s Sci Fi Work as one of our themes this year for our FdSc Year 2 students to animate. Two questions – would we have your blessing in this? and does your dad do guest lectures?

    Kind regards

    Kurt
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    Hello Kurt
    This sounds interesting, perhaps we can have a chat sometime next week?
    Best wishes
    Imogene

  • Hello Chris,

    I have been enjoying your work since the late 1970s. Your work has been significantly influential in my adult life as I have become an independent filmmaker with particular interest in genre films. Recently, I have been working with a team of Visual Effects artists for a retro sci-fi feature film; I frequently give them their brief with the added proviso “reference Foss.”

    Your space scenes in particular have opened my imagination into creating works with unlimited scope, enigmatic beauty, unconventionality, technicality, scale and distance.

    I have a copy of 21st Century Foss which I refer to from time to time – that book has taken me on more intellectual flights of fantasy than anything else I have had the good fortune to come across so far.

    All the best,

    Kenneth
    w/p/d
    WOTR Ltd
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    Hey Kenneth, thanks for your comment. Do check out Hardware the repro is much better than 21st Century Foss, but I know that 21st is probably well thumbed and very treasured.

  • Hello Chris,

    I`am huge Fan of your work since 1975 and allthough a musician, so I had the Idea to make an album what is been dedicated to your Work. So I may ask you to use 4 pictures of you for the cover-artwork, with all respect.
    If you don`t agree this will not happen.
    I hopefully hear from you.

    Kind regards

    Wolfgang Barkowski, Germany
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    Hello Wolfgang
    Thanks for getting in touch. Your music sounds great.
    Which artwork are interested in using? Perhaps you could post links if they’re on this site and I can have a think about it?
    Kind regards
    Imogene

  • Hello Imogene!
    Its about the following pictures:

    Turner Spaceship
    Mind Bridge
    Diary of a Space Person Pages 126-127
    Diary of a Space Person Pages 94 – 95

    Kind regards!
    Wolfgang Barkowski
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    Hello Wolfgang
    Are you signed to a label or self publishing? Can you tell me a bit more about your project?
    Best wishes
    Imogene

  • Hi Imogen

    I am studying your father’s work for a self-chosen project in A-Level Art and design at Colyton Grammar School. I’m intrigued by his surreal sci-fi art and I’d love to know where your inspiration comes from.I find it absolutely fascinating. I’ve visited Guernsey many times as a child and so I was excited to find out that Chris comes from there and has captured the landscape so beautifully in some of his work.

    I’m looking to find out how surrealism is created and what the thought process/purpose is behind it, and therefore my project title is “Deconstructing Surreality”. I’d like to know whether dreams and scientific accuracy influence Chris, as these concepts are of particular interest to me.

    Furthermore, what are his preferred methods and mediums when creating sci-fi art, and how did Chris learn to illustrate?

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    Regards,
    Sean Rossiter

    Hi Sean
    Big questions, I’ll have a think how best to reply & get back to you here. cheers, Imogene

  • Hi Chris

    I am designing the cover for a science fiction novel for Little Brown publishers and I wondered if you still take on these kind of commissions?

    Regards

    Nick castle
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    Hello Nick
    Possibly, can you let me know the budget, deadline and how complex the work needs to be?
    Cheers
    Imogene

  • Hello Chris,

    I have written a review of “The Shepherd” and would like to show the original book cover along with the review on my website.
    Will you provide me with a book cover image?

    Best from Hamburg
    Kyriaki

    Hello Kyriaki
    I’ll try and have a look for the cover next week and upload it to the site if we’ve got it.
    Can you let me know who the author is? You’re very welcome to link to the page.
    Best wishes

  • Hello Chris,

    Thank you.
    Frederick Forsyth wrote the story.

    I will be delighted to link to the page.

    Best wishes
    Kyriaki

  • Dear Imogene,
    I live in France. Congratulations for this website, which is really magic. Do you know if the following painting from Chris Foss (published in 1974 I guess) is available for sale?
    Here is the URL I found on the Net: http://cornerwindow.squarespace.com/comic-book-and-game-art/big-spaceship/14226126
    I remain at your disposal.
    Friendly Regards.
    _____________________________
    Hello Régis
    It’s lovely to hear you like the site, it’s an on going project. Unfortunately Chris would have sold this to a collector, perhaps in France in the 1980’s. I’ll email you a link to the orginals we do have for sale
    Best wishes
    Imogene

  • Hello Imogene,
    still looking for the book cover of Frederick Forsyths “The Shepherd”.
    Here is a link from the English Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Covert_The_shepherd_novel.jpg showing a book covert from 1975 and stating the artist is Chris Foss.
    Is there any chance this book covert still exists?
    Thank you very much.
    Best from Hamburg
    Kyriaki

  • Could You confirm something for me please?
    The Eagletransporter spaceship featured in Space 1999 is an iconic design and is credited to Special effects man Brian Johnson.. Ive never seen any designs or sketches from him for it but remember a bit of art from Chris that featured something similar predating the show.. Did he in fact design it?
    Many thanks
    Tony

  • Hi there Chris/Imogene,

    Firstly, may I say I think this is a wonderful website, and the interviews posted on Youtube are fantastic. (especially from a research point of view)

    I am an art directing student at the National Film and Television School (in Beaconsfield, Bucks) and I am currently writing my graduation thesis. It is currently titled “Lost in the sand” (could be better, but it’s a start), and it focuses on the visual development of Dan O’Bannon’s ‘Alien’.

    I’m trying to tell the story of it’s visual development, from O’Bannon on Darkstar, to Chris’ work on Dune, the wonderful alternative designs for the ‘Leviathan’ (Nostromo) and the pyramid egg chamber. I feel that Chris’ designs might have made for a very different Alien, and I’m very interested in how he and O’Bannon worked together. I’ve found there’s already some great information in the youtube interviews, but I was hoping at some point (maybe when I’m better prepared/researched) I might be able to either conduct my own interview or forward some questions?

    Please let me know what you think, I can see this kind of information providing a real backbone to my writing!

    Thomas

  • Hi there,

    Back in the late ’90’s, I had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing Chris at UK GenCon for Starburst magazine. Well, they were the ones who published it in the end. Anyway…

    I’ve just published the old interview on my blog (http://embraagain.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/the-lazy-guru-interview-with-chris-foss.html). I wanted to do so as much to say thanks, again, to Chris for being so generous and so patient with an interviewer who was just starting out.

    Hope all is well with you, Chris. 🙂

    Regards,

    Iain

  • Hi Imogene,

    I’m trying to ID a book that my uncle bought for me in the late 70s as a means of keeping my grubby little mitts off of his pristine copy of 21st Century Foss. Featured reprints of Chris’ work alongside other artists like Jim Burns and text describing fictional spacecraft development in the third millenium.

    Would love to buy a copy for my space obsessed two year old daughter and pass the magic on 🙂

    Hope you can help. And, if not, at least having visited your site i now know what I can buy my uncle for his 50th in a couple of years’ time 🙂

    Kind regards,

    Andy

  • Hi there!
    I wonder if the artwork on the cover of this (http://redworlds.gr/sites/default/files/anthology%20kaktos%20cover.jpeg) late seventies or early eighties greek sci-fi book is Mr. Foss’ or not. I am around for some days now trying to discover who the artist was, with no success and without being an expert at all, I see a similarity. I am sorry if such a question is not suitable here, if this is the case, please just don’t publish it!
    Thanks in advance,
    Nikos A.

  • Terribly sorry for your time, just found that the artist actually was Angus McKie’s…
    Regards,
    Nikos

  • GoodDay. I own two ofIsaac Asimov’s Foundation Series books (Foundation and Empire & Second Foundation) for which you did the covers. I have searched for years to complete the set with Foundation but to no avail. Would you be able to advise as to where I could source a copy. I would be most grateful.

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