Artist Profile: James B. Settles (1902 — 1957)

by James B. Settles

Other than the fact that he was born in Missouri and his first credited cover work was for Amazing Stories in 1942, I haven’t been able to find out much about James B. Settles.  As an illustrator, Settles had a good eye for detail and an obvious affinity for mechanical drawings.  Though he did his share of front covers, Settles is probably best-known for illustrating the back covers of Amazing Stories.  His back cover illustrations almost always seemed to be of some sort of futuristic mode of transportation.

Here’s a sampling of the work of the mysterious James B. Settles:

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