Bruce Jensen began illustrating covers for science fiction novels after his graduation from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1984. Clients include Berkley publishing, Bantam Spectra, Ballantine Del Rey, Penguin/Roc, Tor Books, the Science Fiction Book Club, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Omni magazine. His artwork is on the covers of books by Philip K. Dick, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, Robert Silverberg, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C Clark, Joe Haldeman, Pat Cadigan, Frederick Pohl, and A.E. Van Vogt among others. From 1999-2005 he was art director and illustrator for the 7 season run of the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes II. He continued with 60 Minutes as a designer and animator, and in 2016 he assumed the role of art director and illustrator for 60 Minutes as it entered its 49th season. Whenever possible, he’s working on cataloging a vast array of fantastic and surreal aliens in his ongoing ALIEN MENAGERIE project. His work can be seen in Spectrum: the best in fantastic art volumes 1-13, 15, 18, 20, 25, IBA 7 & 8, Infinite Worlds, and Illustrators 35 & 40.
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My art series ALIEN MENAGERIE depicts imaginary beings in a self contained environment that is part specimen box, part diorama, and part window into other worlds. It's informed by my interest in science fictional imagery, but the creatures within are more fantasy than speculation; individuals of feeling and awareness, and sometimes purpose.