Harry Turner wrote in March 1991:
I lost all interest in doing artwork for struggling publishers who couldn't pay the rates, and kept no record of what I'd done. Philip dug out his files of Nebula, and I was surprised at the amount of stuff I illustrated for Pete Hamilton - some of it I can recall with a certain amount of pleasure; a lot of it I'd like to forget!
I suppose it all depended on how tight the deadline was, and whether I actually was free to work from the typescript or had to follow instructions at second- hand as to what was needed. Not yet started to investigate Science-Fantasy... Andy [Robson?] tells me that according to Alan Hunter, I did the cover of the second issue, but I have no memory of it, and suspect Alan is thinking of something else. I'll believe it when I see it.
I suspect that most of the illustrative work I turned out in the 1950s was pot-boiling; I fancy I put my heart and soul into the amateur publications. Certainly, I seem to have wiped the memory banks pretty clean of my involvement with the pro sf mags of the period; there seemed a general assumption on the part of the editors that seeing your work in print was reward enough!
I wonder where I stand after all the overhauling of the copyright laws?
"Fly-Away Peter" by Eric Frank Russell [8, April 1954]
As I recall, I was just asked for artwork, and received a cheque looong long after delivery, with no written contract, stipulations about copyright, or whatever. Hmmm. I got very few of the originals back; in the case of Pete Hamilton I heard rumours, long after Nebula folded, that he'd been auctioning artwork at several cons...