V.M. Wyman

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Name: V.M. Wyman
Alias(es): Vicki Wyman
Type: fan artist, fan writer
Fandoms: Star Trek: TOS, Star Wars, Eroica, Lupin III
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V.M. Wyman is a fan artist and fan writer active in the 1970s and 1980s. She is known for illustrating many popular Star Trek: TOS zines, perhaps most notably Issue 7/8 of Menagerie, for which she also contributed extensive art illustrating Paula Smith's controversial story The Logical Conclusion.

Fanfiction

She wrote two fanfiction stories, "Thoughts Contingent on a Blythe Spirit," which appeared in Issue #3 of Guns and Red Roses, and its sequel, Thoughts Contingent on the Wrong Box. Both were Eroica/Lupin III crossovers. She has also written "The Grey Lord Series," which appears in Dark Jedi (1994), and material for a number of Anime House Presents issues.

Fanart

V.M. Wyman has contributed art to a number of popular zines, including:

Her art generally receives favorable reviews:

  • The illustrations, all by V.M. Wyman, are plentiful and very attractive, and enhance the story immensely. -- on The Logical Conclusion by Paula Smith, from Menagerie Issue 7/8 (1975)[1]
  • The story would not be so nearly as captivating if it not for the superb illos accompanying it done by Wyman. -- on "Song of Laughter, Song of Tears" by Kelly Hill, from Warped Space #23 (1977)[2]
  • [T]he always-a-pleasure Vicki Wyman drawings... -- on The Other Side of Paradise Issue 2 (1977)[3]
  • V.M. Wyman has done some excellent pieces. -- on Masiform D Issue 8 (1979)[4]
  • The illos [...] most especially by Vicki Wyman, are nothing less than outstanding, and the excellent reproduction does them full justice. Wyman's likenesses of the main STAR WARS characters are more interpretive than literal, and if you are looking for portraits of Han, Luke, and Leia, you won't find them here. But her lovely style with its emotional (though not technical) echoes of Rackham, an enchanting and fantastic faerie charm. In particular, her illos of Vader, with their swirling Art Nouveau drapery and backgrounds, turn him into the magical Dark Prince of a nineteenth century fairy tale. When I got to them, the stories proved somewhat less successful than the art. -- on The Dark Lord (1982)[5]

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References

  1. from The Halkan Council #13 (December 1975)
  2. from Spectrum #32 (May 1977)
  3. from Implosion #5 (April 1977)
  4. from Right of Statement #3 (1979)
  5. from Jundland Wastes #11 (September 1982)