High Strangeness: Anthony Ranfone, R.I.P.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anthony Ranfone, R.I.P.

This is sad. Thanks to Juan for posting this in the comments to an earlier post. 

The mystery of Anthony Ranfone's whereabouts has been solved. No more wonderful depictions of aliens and robots and monsters. What a loss...


3 comments:

Loren Coleman said...

What is the date on the newspaper article, or the assumed date on this tragic murder-suicide? Good to get the facts, but sad. I've admired his art for decades. Thank you for the posting.

Loren Coleman said...

My apologies. I can read the newspaper's date now. It was a blur earlier this morning, when I attempted to see it clearly. It is December 29, 1982. Perhaps it was caused by my provider Time Warner Cable suffering a nationwide Internet outage early today. Time Warner Cable said the outage occurred at 4:30 a.m. ET.

Mark OC said...

No worries. I wondered about the date of the article, too. There is still a possibility that this is not the same man; the article doesn't state his occupation. But, assuming it is him, it means that he was about 27 when he drew the crabman and wrote to NICAP about a creating series of alien renderings that would be published in a catalog. It is a loss that such a project was never undertaken.