I was browsing the science-fiction section of MYOPIC BOOKS yesterday and came across an edition of Robert Heinlein's Beyond This Horizon that features an illustration signed by "BORIS 87." A wave of nostalgia washed over me as I remembered this as the Boris Vallejo who, along with his wife Julie Bell, illustrated my favorite (bustiest) X-Men cards in the mid-90s. I can remember sketching from their work as a kid; imagine being an eight year old and fawning over that picture of Storm! Unreal.
I resolved to revisit the couple's portfolio, and was dumbstruck when I returned home to find them featured on IT'S NICE THAT that same morning. My renewed interest has now been reduced to an ephemeral, blog-driven curiosity. The internet wins again, but that doesn't detract from the significance of BORIS' AND JULIE'S WORK.