Hannes Bok

BornWayne Francis Woodard
July 2, 1914
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
DiedApril 11, 1964 (aged 49)
New York City, New York, United States
Pen nameHannes Bok
OccupationIllustrator, writer
NationalityAmerican
Period1939–1957 (SF magazine artist)
GenreFantasy

Hannes Bok, pen name for Wayne Francis Woodard, was an American artist and illustrator who also dabbled in astrology and wrote fantasy fiction and poetry. He created approximately 150 covers for science fiction, fantasy, and mystery fiction publications, as well as hundreds of black-and-white inner images. Bok’s art appeared on the covers of calendars and early fanzines, as well as on the dust jackets of specialized book publishers like as Arkham House, Llewellyn, Shasta Publishers, and Fantasy Press. His paintings took on a dazzling appearance because to an onerous glazing method he learnt from his instructor, Maxfield Parrish.