Art work in science fiction has been with the genre since its beginnings. I became much more attuned to the art work, both covers and interiors, as I embarked on my Vacation in the Golden Age, getting to see covers and drawings by golden age masters. There have been many outstanding science fiction artists that I have admired and John Picacio certainly fits into that category. He is a recent recipient of the Hugo Award for Best Artist, well deserved and perhaps even long overdue. And now, he’s producing what looks to be a gorgeous calendar containing his artwork for 2013. The project is being funded through Kickstarter and as of this writing has about 25 hours left. Happy, for all the backers thus far, John has already made his initial funding goal and is now aiming for some stretch goals. If you love art, science fiction and would like them combined in a gorgeous and practical way, consider backing this worthy project.