Illustrations of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Featuring retro-futuristic paintings and pictures by American Illustrator Howard David Johnson, whose serious mythological and historical Art has been published all over the world by distinguished institutions and publishers including Paramount Studios, Universal Studios, MGM Studios, Warner Brothers Home Video, ABC/Disney, CBS TV, PBS TV, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. This collection is not at all serious but was made just for fun for the young at heart and with a dash of nostalgia for those who lament the loss of the kind of future they were promised as children~ Newly Updated!

Weird Science Fiction and Fantasy Illustration Gallery

Science Fiction Artwork  Strange worlds planetary romance

 "The Future ain't what it used to be"~

 Realms of the Mind Revisited
A Collection of New and Unapologetically Bizarre Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork; Illustrations depicting Fantastic and futuristic Fantasy Worlds, filled with strange and extraordinary plant and animal life forms sprawling across exotic landscapes populated with heroes and beautiful girls, aliens, spaceships, robots and monsters... retro-futuristic science fiction in the spirit of the golden age of pulps and serials presented in a style inspired by the classic illustrators. 

New and Bizarre Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork  depicting Fantastic Aliens abducting Earthlings

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And Now...  Weird Worlds of Science Fiction...


New and Bizarre Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork; Illustrations depicting Fantastic and futuristic fantasy Worlds exotic plant and animal lifeforms astronauts painting           

From "Exoplanet Explorer Adventures" ; "The Nest", "Bug Problems" and  " Carnivorous Plant Life on 61 Cygni B-7" all in Mixed media MMXIX-XX




 "The Krill Warrior", "Her Unbridled Curiosity" and  "Alien Alpha Predator" all in Mixed media MMXIX-XX



"Lost in Space" , "The Telepaths" and "Hostile Lifeforms on 61 Cygni B-7"  all in Mixed media MMXIX-XX









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Above: Science Fiction Classics: Examples of  Old-School style  Sci-Fi  book illustrations in new media: "THE WAR OF THE WORLDS" by H. G. Wells (left) "THE CONQUEST OF SPACE" and "STARSHIP TROOPERS"  [All (c) 2014 in Mixed Media including 2d & 3D]







Above: More Weird Retro-futuristic Sci-Fi  illustrations " Second Stage Lensman " (left) " First Lensman " by E.E. "Doc" Smith, who created most of the tropes in Science Fiction and " Not all those who wander are lost "  [All (c) 2016 and all in Mixed Media including 2d & 3D]




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"Encounter on Enceladus"  "Strange Worlds" and " Caves of Alpha Centauri" all MMXVIII




Dinosaur Planet art work astronauts shipwrecked


"Dinosaur Planet" Mixed media 2014






 More  Old-School style Classic Sci-Fi  Art  in  old and new media: "Galactic Patrol" by E.E. "Doc" Smith, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" and John Carter of Mars in "A Princess of MARS" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 






       mecha sci fi art hot babe pilot       astronauts exploring the moons of jupiter aRTWORK MPAINTING


Science Fiction  Art  in mixtures of old and new media: "MEN of METAL" , "THE NEW PILOT" & "NIGHTMARE PLANET" MMVI [above]






Chapter One:  "A Tenderfoot in Space" [introducing Space Cadet Sallie Forth, Starship Intrepid Research Team Botanist ]



             Journey into the Unknown exploring Forgotten Worlds and Mysteries in Space ART WORK PAINTING SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY ALIENS




 Journey into the Unknown exploring Forgotten Worlds  and Mysteries in Space with Space Cadet Sallie Forth ~ Danger Magnet






"Vampire Squids of Kepler 22B"  "The Specimen" and  "The Rival Exploring Party" all MMXVIII







"The Rescue Party", "The KRILL Tribunal" and "The Robot Revolt" all MMXIX







"The Rookie Botanist" and "The Security-Bot",  " First Encounter with the Blind Zargons" MMXIX







"Return to Pelucidar" , "The Watchers" and "Carnivorous Flora of 61 Cygni B"  MMXVIII






Space Opera from Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ "Pirates of Venus" ,"Slaves of the Fish Men"  and "Carson of Venus " MMXIX






Above: Examples of  Old-School  Classic Sci-Fi  book illustrations -  "THE TIME MACHINE" by H. G. Wells (left)     "20,000 Leagues under the SEA" Pioneering Science Fiction by Jules Verne    & "Master of the World" [right] by Jules Verne - 2014 -2016 in Mixed Media including 3D.







Modern Myth? "Flying Saucers of the 3rd Reich"and "Nightmare on NESO" and "Uber Weapons of the Wermacht"  [All (c) 2015 in Mixed Media including 3D]   MMXIII - MMXVI






"DINOSAUR PLANET" MMXIV & "The Orion Observatory" MMXII 





Above: More Old-School Sci-Fi  illustrations: "WITZEND" MMXIII , "Menace on Mars" and "Mission Station Europa" [All (c) MMXIV in Mixed Media including 3D]







Above: "The Destruction of the Dinosaurs" MMXII & "Shakelton Crater Moon Base" MMXII What a crying shame a moon base is still Science Fiction this far into the 21st Century & "STARGATE" MMXII illustrations for a novel with a very Arthur C. Clarke look.






Sirens of Alpha Centauri", "Mercs" and "Have Spacesuit Will Travel" (c) MMXV



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"Escape from NESO" and "The Collection" and "Terror on Titan"  MMXVI-MMXX




Science Fiction Adventures in Lost ATLANTIS: "A Diplomatic Welcome", "  "The Boy from 2455 AD" & " Visitors from the Future"   

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With a background in traditional media including oils, pastels & colored pencils, Howard David Johnson embraces leading edge digital media in the creation of his depictions of fantasy, folklore, mythology, legend, religion, and heroic history. He works in  a wide variety of media * Oil paintings * Acrylic Paintings * Prismacolor Paintings * Drawings * Chalk & Oil Pastel Paintings * Photography * 2D &3D Digital Artistry & Mixed Media *  

Who is American Illustrator Howard David Johnson?

In one of David's invitations to the Florence Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition, (a partner in the United Nations' Dialog among Nations), UN Secretary General Kofi Anon wrote him: "Artists have a special role to play in the global struggle for peace. At their best, artists speak not only to people; they speak for them. Art is a weapon against ignorance and hatred and an agent of public awareness... Art opens new doors for learning, understanding, and peace among nations."

      Howard David Johnson is a contemporary realistic artist and photographer with a background in the natural sciences and history.  David works in a wide variety of mixed media ranging from oil on canvas to digital media. David's realistic illustrations have made appearances in every major bookstore and game shop chain in America as well as magazines and educational texts around the world. 

   Some of David's more prestigious clients have included the University of Texas, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in England, The Australian Mint, The National Geographic Society, Paramount Studios, Universal Studios, MGM Studios, Warner Brothers Home Video, ABC/Disney, CBS TV, PBS TV, The History Channel, Enslow Educational Publishers, Adobe Photoshop, Auto FX, Tree-Free Greeting, Verizon wireless, Apple IPOD, Penguin, Doubleday (Now Random House), Harlequin Top Historical Romances, and the History Book of the Month Club, as well as appearing in periodical publications like Popular Photography and the Wall Street Journal.  

Howard David Johnson - American Illustrator. 

After a lifetime of drawing and painting, David's Traditional Art was exhibited in the British Museum in London in 1996, ( 3 years before he got his first computer ) as well as numerous American ones since, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 


    Working in a variety of media David offers his customers a variety of options and more than three decades of experience. As an illustrator he has not only used the computer but has been involved in the development and marketing of software for Adobe Photoshop. Digital art, Colored pencils, Pastels, Mixed media, & also Oil Paintings can also be commissioned for select projects.Digital illustration projects start at $500.U.S. and group rates are available. David delivers custom made copyright free illustrations & old fashioned customer service when he does work-for-hire. To publish existing pieces of his realistic art, David sells licenses starting at only $99.USD.


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For a LIMITED time and a LIMITED print run many of the illustrations in Johnson's vast portfolio are now available!



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20x16 inch image size [508x406mm] & 14x11 inches [356x280 mm]




Poster Size Reprints!

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Surrealism is a literary and artistic movement launched in 1924 by the French poet Andre' Breton proclaiming the radical transformation of all existing social, scientific, and philosophical values through the total liberation of the subconscious.  

Salvador Dali's name has become synonymous with surrealism. His subconscious mind saw things that should be rigid were limp or melting and reflected it in his work with a sense of horror. Melting things are not always surrealistic and surrealism is potentially as vast as the human psyche. 

   Everyone has different things enslaved in their subconscious mind. The monsters and beauty goddesses shackled in Johnson's subconscious mind run free in his art.

 David loves to do custom Science Fiction & Fantasy book covers , especially to help emerging writers. Publishing calls for a different shape than traditional picture framing. Many of David's Fantasy Art posters can be modified to add more space at the top with Adobe Photoshop (tm) Software. In the early days of David's career adding canvas space was as impossible as growing a second head... 


"The Confrontation with the KRILL"  



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