rob brown

Rob Brown was born an Air force brat in 1950 in Illinois, but spent most of his childhood in the Salt Lake City area. At Viewmont High School he illustrated the literary magazine. After high school, inspired by classic illustrators such as Gustave Dore, Heinrich Kley, Norman Lindsay and others, he began the first of many highly detailed pen and ink drawings, including" The Hobbit" and "Conan the Barbarian" published by Dream Garden. The Conan poster was issued simultaneously by Tape Head Co. as a Pink Floyd concert poster in 1970.

In the late 60's, Brown worked briefly for the infamous Berkeley Barb in California, rendering several covers and interior illustrations, including his classic "Nixon Ends War". Back in Salt Lake City, Rob went on to illustrate a Mickey Mouse calendar for Tape Head Company and a series of THC concert posters including Traffic/Big Brother, Love/Blue Cheer and Moody Blues/ Cold Blood. In the 70's he went on to produce other calendars and graphics for the Cosmic Aeroplane and other counter culture establishments in Salt Lake City.

His illustration skills were more fully developed in New York from 1971 through 1976. In 1977 Rob moved to the Pacific Northwest where he spent the next decade working as a merchant marine in offshore oil. Since 1988 he has written and illustrated a number of children's stories, two of which "Through The Fairy Door" and "Only I Am", will be published in 1995. Rob currently resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, 12 year old son and three step-grandchildren.

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