We are presenting for sale an original KELLY FREAS scratchboard interior book drawing entitled HEECHEE #18a.  Kelly did this drawing for the book entitled GATEWAY TRIP written by Frederik Pohl.

The Heechee are a fictional alien race from the science fiction works of Frederik Pohl. They are portrayed as an exceedingly advanced star-travelling race that explored Earth’s solar system millennia ago and then disappeared without a trace before humankind began space exploration.

The Heechee first appeared in “The Merchants of Venus” (1972), a novella in the collection The Gold at the Starbow’s End, sometimes called “The Merchants of Venus Underground”. They also are referenced or appear in many of Pohl’s novels and short stories.  In 1990, Frederik  published a book entitled THE GATEWAY TRIP which is an accumulation of the tales and vignettes of the HeeChee.

Kelly stamped this drawing with his art studio library initials or “bug” as he used to call it.

The drawing measures 7″ x 3″.  The drawing has been professionally matted and boarded to archival standards.  It is in excellent condition.

No publication rights are sold with the art.  All copyrights remain with the Artist.


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