PLEASE NOTE: Graphics Intensive
The graphics on this site are all best seen at High (16-bit) Color or better. The 16-color mode posterizes them something awful. So does 256-color mode, which surprised me a little. Text seems to be mostly okay—a couple of places like this box do have light-color text on a dark background, and these may be hard to read on some browsers.

Flag by Cybling -
Flag image by Cybling -
My thanks to the sci-fi/fantasy oriented site.

E-mail: [email protected]
Angel Without Wings promo
PageTurner Editions

Of Late I Think of Cliffordville

REB Audio
Also available there:
Fall of the House of Usher
and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
as read by
Joyce Worley Katz
Ross mug
Thank you for visiting my site. I've been having fun with it, but it's still very much a work in progress, and I trust it will continue to be for a while. I've tossed a lot of stuff in here that I don't mind sharing with others. However, if you find yourself running across something you don't care for, please let me know.
Soliptic Journal

* Updated Saturday, June 6, 2009 *
After revising the design of my initial page from an oval logo like the one above to a more pictorial one—you may have seen it as you came in— I added a couple more items in the Fan and Old Stuff Galleries and revised a couple as well. The fan item is a two-page comics-style story I finally scanned and slightly updated (text appearance) from a 1965 Apa F entry called "Vulch."
I've also slightly updated my Links page to fix a couple of broken links, but there's more to go on that one.

Hello! My name is Ross Chamberlain. I've been in existence since 1937, born on what used to be Memorial Day (and once in a while still is), so you could call me a septuagenarian if you're so minded. I tend not to pay attention to that kind of thing much, though. Still, since my 65th birthday allowed me to start receiving Social Security benefits, it's helped improve the quality of life. Nevertheless, I'm still looking forward, with some increasing anxiousness, to actual retirement. Remember when retirement at 65 was expected? «sigh»

This site has nothing particularly to do with age, however, and I try to keep the curmudgeonry down below seismic levels. Mostly it's about sharing some creative things I've done over the past umpty-ump years. Please, stick around and share the fun!

I've done some reminiscing, and even apart from the galleries I'll be popping in some things I've drawn, some of them in the pre-Jurassic Park ages (I can't believe how long it is since that picture—you know, the first one in the series—came out, already! Sheesh!), like this little fun thing over to the right that I think I did somewhere in the late '50s or early '60s.

Hey, not everything looks the way you expect it to.

"Migod! Is that the way you see me?"

The Artist

Me, for instance. Yeah, that bald guy up there's pretty much what I look like recently. Maybe a bit skinnier since that picture was taken. (See snapshots on my Corporate Challenge page.) The other image—the Solipsist Journal cover—is a bit of a joke, but that's me on there all right. A better view of it is in the New Stuff gallery or just click on the picture.

Essays, Verse, Stories

About Me

Other Links
Sites I Like


Old Stuff

New Stuff

Fan Stuff

Sci-Fi Stuff

Terragen Stuff

Experimental Gallery

In these pages I show off some things I've drawn or painted or written or otherwise created over the years. I have some galleries of my art and a section that includes my writings, called (oddly enough) Writings. In the Bio section I reveal things about my past—no dark secrets, to be sure, but it's in the nature of a brief G-rated autobiography (hey, my life's been largely G-rated; what can I tell you?). There are some old family pix there, including childhood shots of me that those who have trouble with things "cute" may be ble to get by without barfing. This section is still in progress—just as, I trust, I am!—and to date only takes things up to roughly my early teens (no, I haven't been there for a while).

Everything will be on different pages, clearly identified so that you can decide if you want to go there or not! The galleries do include some adult material as well as adolescent; but I'm not talking porn or semi-porn, or even particularly erotic—a few bare bosoms here and there is all, as above. By adult, I mean intended for grownups.

Due to all the graphics, for a while I hogged the space at Las Vegas Cable Modem that I shared with my wife and my sister-in-law, so moved most of the pages to a site at Homestead for a while. When became (a while back, now) more space became available, but now I've moved everything to my own site hosted by Host Department, where I have even more space than Cox provides, so I can keep working on other elements for the future.

Oh, by the way, you can e-mail me at [email protected] if you're so inclined. It would be great to hear from you. I obviously won't object to kudos and egoboo, but I do want criticism where you see it appropriate—though let's make it constructive and invective-free if ou please.

Once in a while I get an inquiry about selling one of the illustrations or pictures I display here, or another similar one. I would be glad to talk to you about it. You are free to download pretty much anything I have here if all you're looking for is the 72-pixel-per-inch resolution image posted here, though I would appreciate acknowledgment if you display it somewhere public. I can arrange to get you a higher-resolution version, or create one, or do something brand new just for you, for a reasonable cost. Just inquire at [email protected] and we can discuss it.
Okay, above and to the left are links to my bio, some other written stuff, and a page of favorite links (Joy-Lynd's site is still temporarily off-line), and to galleries of old, new, science/fantasy and fannish art work. For a while I've had a gallery of landscapes created using the marvelous, free-for-personal-use terrain-generator program called Terragen, but now I've added a second gallery for stuff created with their new Terragen 2 Technology Preview (use the Terragen link above). It's relatively limited compared to their commercial or registered version, but it's a strong advance over the original Terragen. Finally there's another one for abstract and unusual things, which I've labeled "Experimental." (I considered "Miscellaneous," but it didn't seem interesting enough.) These links are repeated in the text links at the bottom as well.

[Autobiography]   [Writings]   [Links]
[Gallery of Old Stuff]   [Gallery of New Stuff]   [Gallery of Fan Stuff]   [Science Fiction Gallery]   [Experimental Gallery]   [Terragen Gallery] [Terragen 2 Gallery]