Gallery: Art Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Kilgore Trout

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We’ve seen many tributes to Kurt Vonnegut since his death, over four years ago. But this one, from Siberian-born, Toronto-based illustrator Alëna Skarina, may be our favorite. Inspired by the author’s best-known character, Kilgore Trout, a science fiction writer who appears in some form or another in many of Vonnegut’s novels, Skarina has created a bold, witty series of illustrations. Using only black, white, and red, she incorporates typography into darkly psychedelic images that reference Trout’s works (Plague on Wheels) and fixations (dirty movies). Check out the series — named Gilgongo, after one of Trout’s short stories — after the jump.

Alëna Skarina, Plague on Wheels, gouache on paper [via Behance]

Alëna Skarina, Private Property, gouache on paper

Alëna Skarina, Private Property (detail), gouache on paper

Alëna Skarina, The Son of Jimmy Valentine, gouache on paper

Alëna Skarina, Dirty Movies, gouache on paper

Alëna Skarina, Dirty Movies (detail), gouache on paper

Alëna Skarina, The Smart Bunny, gouache on paper

Alëna Skarina, The Smart Bunny (detail), gouache on paper

Alëna Skarina, Extinct, gouache on paper

Alëna Skarina, Extinct (detail), gouache on paper