Sunday, December 21, 2008

Art illustrates the Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs

The blog Golden Age Comic Book Stories has a cool gallery of artwork depicting book covers and scenes from the various Mars novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The artists represented are Frank E. Schoonover, J. Allen St. John, P. J. Monahan, Hugh Hutton, and John Coleman Burroughs, the son of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
I especially like the weathered jackets, as they are a testimony of the interaction between artist, writer, and reader.

Pictured above: Cover of Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1920)

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