On Friday morning I opened my email to find the following:
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Burroughs Bibliophiles, it is my great pleasure to present you with our 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award. The Bibliophiles recognize your expertise and stellar ability in graphic arts which you have used to reconstruct and reproduce dust jackets, bookmarks, and art prints for numerous Edgar Rice Burroughs books. The incredible amount of work that was involved in reproducing the first edition dust jackets over the course of 20 years is staggering. The attention to detail from the pixel level up is almost incomprehensible to me, even with my 50+ years in graphic arts. So, it must seem to be akin to magic to the rest of our Burroughs community. Or maybe it is indeed magic—the magic of Phil Normand!
Phil, we thank you for your continuing interest in the unique worlds created by ERB. We are honored to have you as a member of our Bibliophiles family.
Chairman of the Board of The Burroughs Bibliophiles
February 17, 2022”
I am happy and honored to accept this award from the preeminent Edgar Rice Burroughs fan organization. Thank you very much.