Karen River

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Name: Karen River
Type: fanartist
Fandoms: Blake's 7, Harrison Ford, Sentinel, Magnum P.I., Highlander, The Professionals, Starsky and Hutch, Quantum Leap
cartoon by Leah Rosenthal, for Gambit
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Karen River is a fan artist who has done art for many fanzines and has won many awards.

In 1982, she was nominated for a FanQ award and submitted the following bio to The Annual Fan Q Awards Nominations Booklet:

"Karen River is probably one of the oldest neos around, having been initiated to fandom in general by artist Joni Wagner in 1980 when Joni dragged her to Mos Eastly Con in NY. Karen found the assorted flakes and nuts attending the con to be 'her kind of people' and she's been active in fandom (mostly Star Wars) ever since. After the apocalypse of 1981, in which Karen lost her camera, Datsun and life savings within one week's time, Karen moved to Chicago and found a job whipping circulation figures into shape...Karen's artwork has been published in such zines as SON OF SYNDIZINE, PEGASUS 5, FACETS 7/8 and WARPED SPACE 46, and will soon be seen in upcoming issues of GURADIAN, FACETS, WARPED SPACE, DRACULA, BENEATH THE REVENGE OF THE SYNDIZINE, and PEGASUS 6."

Sample Art

Zines in which Karen River's art appears