You’ve seen Henrique Alvim Corrêa’s illustrations for the 1906 edition of H.G. Wells War of the Worlds, but there’s a good chance you don’t know who he is. Like the famous novel, Corrêa’s drawings have reverted to the public domain. Unlike the novel, most folks don’t take the time to credit the artist.

Which is a shame. They may be the best depiction the story has even received. even Wells said Corrêa did more for my work with his brush than I with my pen”.

Corrêa’s work is dark and moody but at the same time startlingly dynamic. I’d love to see him illustrate a comic; he reminds of Klaus Janson and Gene Colan with just a dash of Bill Sienkiewicz.

You can read more about Corrêa and his work here

And please, if you use someone drawings for a blog post, credit the artist!

Possibly one of the reasons — certainly it’s one of the very big reasons Arrakis is so popular is the spice — they say it makes you smarter. You know, people ask me, they ask me Shaddam, why don’t you try the spice? You’re already very smart, you’d be even smarter.’ But I don’t-I’ve been talking about it for a long time, that would be unfair. They already think I’m too smart. Do you know about those machines on Ix? They say they have new machines on Ix. I’m related to a Ixian professor, that’s how smart I am.”

March 11, 2024