Jim Steranko ~ “Repent, Harlequin!”, said the Tick-Tock Man.
This was a portfolio he illustrated to accompany a short story by Harlan Ellison. Harlan Ellison-if you don’t know-is well known in the Science Fiction Community for two things (primarily)
1. He wrote “the City on the Edge of Forever”, which was subsequently heavily edited and changed before being aired as an episode of the original series of Star Trek. Subsequently, that leads to the second thing he is known for…
2. Harlan has been described by those who know him as having no friends. No friends because he is exceptionally smart. And he is condescending about it. He is also quite rude, to just about everyone.