In 1990, David B. Mattingly was commissioned by Del Rey/Ballantine Books to paint the covers for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Pellucidar series.
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One of the classic editions of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars is the first printing, published by A.C. McClurg & Co. in 1917. Frank E. Schoonover, a top illustrator of the day, painted the cover and interior plates. Schoonover was a student of the master Howard Pyle, as was NC Wyeth, and there are definite similarities between the artists.
I have to credit Neal Adams for getting me to read my first Edgar Rice Burroughs’ book – Tarzan of the Apes – in 1977.
Having read his DC Comics work, Neal Adams was the epitomy of what comics could be to a 12-year-old boy. That he did some of his best painting work on these covers for Ballantine in 1976 is what drew me to buy the book.
Welcome to the completely redesigned Catspaw Dynamics.
After a number of years where my work and interests were divided among various websites, it was time to streamline and focus my online presence. Whether you’re interested in my design services or if you’ve read my comics, you’ll find everything here on this site.
Puss in Boots was always one of my favourite childhood stories. It had a smart cat. In boots. Long before Antonio Banderas did a pretty decent update in the Shrek films.
I found this in a used book store a few years back. It’s from 1911 with illustrations by Gordon Robinson. Printed on linen. Very nicely done.
The Starlost was a television series that aired primarily on NBC in the U.S. and CTV in Canada during 1973. Created by Harlan Ellison – with technical details on the ship by Ben Bova – it was an early foray into Canadian-American co-production and syndication release. Special effects genius Douglas Trumbull was also on board with a new process using miniature sets and camera effects to dramatically reduce the costs of producing movie-quality science fiction on a television budget.