Look Here: Two more covers with art by Davis Meltzer


To view all of the covers with art by Davis Meltzer that I’ve scanned and posted so far, click here.

Keywords: A Plague of Demons by Keith Laumer; World’s Best Science Fiction 1971 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr; Davis Meltzer.

Another day, another web host…


Well… sorry for the overnight outage, folks, but now I’m back with a new site host that should allow me to post more often here without worrying about CPU usage and other technical nonsense. I’ve already put back a number of the features that I had stripped out of RCN in an attempt to work within the limitations of my previous hosting package, and I have activated a couple of new features. What this means for you is that you now have more points of entry into the RCN archive, and you can use your WordPress.com, Twitter, or Facebook accounts when you comment on this site.

I am hopeful that the new host and the new configuration will mean a better experience not only for visitors to this site but also for me. Yes, it is going to cost me a bit more to keep the site online from now on, but if that’s the price I have to pay to enjoy blogging at RCN again, so be it.

Look Here: Four more F/SF covers with art by Bob Pepper

Freshly scanned, just for you, the long-suffering followers of Ragged Claws Network:


Sorry I’ve been so slow to post updates. Fact is, as the site has grown, I’ve had to worry more and more about how to reduce RCN’s CPU usage. I’ve already scaled back various bells and whistles on the site, and I’ve reduced my own activity in the admin section to a bare minimum, but I fear the day is coming when I will be forced to upgrade the site to a more expensive hosting package… or shut it down… ugh…

Keywords: Islands in the Sky by Arthur C. Clarke, Seed of Light by Edmund Cooper, Legends from the End of Time by Michael Moorcock, The Island of the Mighty by Evangeline Walton, Bob Pepper.

Look Here: The “Three Damosels” trilogy with cover art by the Brothers Hildebrandt

Way back in high school, I briefly became interested in the work of the Brothers Hildebrandt, although I must say, even though I spent my very own hard-earned money on Urshurak and The Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt, I could never quite muster the same enthusiasm for them that I had — and still, in a much-qualified sense, have — for Frazetta.

The following three covers are typical of the style of the Brothers Hildebrand in the late 1970s. The influence of N.C. Wyeth is obvious here, but once one discovers the work of Wyeth himself, the art of the Brothers Hildebrandt simply will not do…


Keywords: The Green Knight, The King’s Damosel, King Arthur’s Daughter, Vera Chapman, Tim Hildebrandt, Greg Hildebrandt.

Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 23 August 2014

On Saturday 23 August 2014 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty-six pages of original black-and-white comic art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include all seven pages of “Dagon” from Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #1 (2008), all eight pages of “The Music of Eric Zann” from Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #2 (2008), all ten pages of “The Sleeper” from Haunt of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe #1 (2006), and ten interior pages and Corben’s cover art for the Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil one-shot (2010).

All artwork is drawn in Sharpie and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper, with the exception of “Dagon,” which is drawn in Sharpie and Pigma pens, and Prismacolor pencils.

The small scans that are on the Corben website right now are intended for “viewing only.” Prices will be posted when the sale goes live on Saturday 23 August 2014 at noon CST, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.