Arthur Ranson (biography)Medium:
Pen & Ink on BoardSize:
16" x 20" (400mm x 500mm)Date:
1978This is the original Pen & Ink drawing by Arthur Ranson.
Logan's Run was a novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. Published in 1967, it depicts a dystopian ageist future society in which population and resources are kept in balance by requiring the death of everyone reaching the age of 21. The story follows the actions of Logan, a Sandman charged with enforcing the rule as he tracks down and kills citizens who "run" from society's lethal demand, only to end up "running" himself.
The novel was adapted in 1976 as a film, directed by Michael Anderson and starring Michael York as Logan 5 (not 3), Jenny Agutter as Jessica 6, and Richard Jordan as Francis 7. Produced by Saul David, a former MGM Executive and well-known science fiction supporter (Fantastic Voyage in 1966 and Westworld), the film only uses the basic premise from the novel (everyone must die at a specific age, Logan runs with Jessica as his companion while being chased by Francis).
A television series spin-off from the film, starring Gregory Harrison as Logan 5 and Heather Menzies as Jessica 6, lasted one season of 14 episodes, from September 16, 1977, through January 16, 1978, on U.S. television (CBS-TV). D. C. Fontana served as story editor and employed several other writers from Star Trek as well as the original novel's authors. The series pilot was produced by Saul David, who was replaced by CBS with veteran television producers Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts.
This is an original pen and ink art page created for the comic series Logan's Run in Look In magazine in 1978.