THIS NEW ALTERNATE TIMELINE™ DUST-JACKET IS SELLING FAST!
I wasn't sure how a new version of the Frank Frazetta cover for TARZAN AND THE CASTAWAYS would be received. Fans can sometimes be quite parochial about their heroes and the idea of someone doing a coloring job on an iconic Frazetta drawing might rub a lot of people the wrong way! I shouldn't have been worried. This new Alternate Timeline™ jacket has been purchased by dedicated Frazetta fans and collectors as well as Tarzan fans. Many have been long-time collectors of orginal Frazetta art and have written extensively about pulps and adventure fiction for years. They're all excited and pleased by this finishing of the art and its presentation.
I carefully studied how Frazetta used his watercolors back in the 1960s and did everything I could to emulate his style and techniques, even to matching his “Mickey Mouse Watercolor Set” pallette. Read more HERE. Only 21 copies still available!
NEW ADDITION TO THE RECOVERINGS ART PRINTS GALLERY
APRIL AND MAY had me taking a break from the dust-jacket project to finish the colorization of this image from THUVIA, MAID OF MARS, the fourth of the Mars books. J. Allen St. John did a superb job on this book with 10 wonderful illustrations, bringing to life the world of Barsoom as no one had seen it before.
This particular image, "With a savage cry of triumph…", has always represented to me the mystery, romance and adventure of Barsoom. The illustration as printed is usually interpreted as taking place at night, perhaps because of the prominance of the two moons, Cluros and Thuria. However, an attentive reading of the chapter in which the scene occurs, "A Green Man's Captive," shows that the action takes place at sunrise.
I've always wanted to colorize the illustration to emphasize the early morning using a palette reminiscent of the early 20th century. A recent commission gave me the chance to spend the time on it and after about 30 hours of work, I was finally satisfied.
Brian Leno, ERB art collector and Robert E. Howard scholar, says this about it: “It looks fantastic, everything I wanted in a St. John print and more. Your colorization is perfect, it really makes it Pop, and I'm anxious to get it framed and place it in my library.”
The new print has been added to the Art Prints Gallery, and has its purchase page located HERE.
2016 ERB, INC. AUTHORIZED REPRODUCTIONS UPCOMING.
In 2016 I set a goal of producing seven of the ERB, Inc. jackets: TARZAN AND THE CITY OF GOLD, TARZAN AND THE LION MAN, TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD MEN, SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS, APACHE DEVIL, OAKDALE AFFAIR & THE RIDER, and THE LAD AND THE LION.
Entering the final stretch of this project, I'm running a bit behind. In fact, I'll be lucky to get four of the seven done by Christmas. A lot depends on the kinds of source material I can access and how much restoration work is required to get the art up to my standards. I appreciate your continued support and encouragement. Remember that each copy of every Recoverings dust-jacket is individually printed to your order, and there will only ever be as many of these as there are orders.