Look Here: Two more SF novels with cover art by John Berkey

Well, folks, here I am again, poised to post two more covers scanned from my personal stash of SF “classics.” This being the first post of 2015, I probably should have made the effort to dig out something really unusual or rare for your visual delectation, but then again, John Berkey is no slouch, and hey, at least it’s a post, right? Baby steps…


Keywords: Tiltangle by R. W. Mackelworth, Valis by Philip K. Dick, John Berkey.

Happy Christmas 2014 from RCN — and Hilda Terry!

The charming Christmas cartoon by Hilda Terry that you see above was scanned by me yesterday, on Christmas Eve, from a vintage Christmas card that I purchased for a couple of bucks on ebay earlier this year. Hope you like it!

With best wishes,

Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 13 December 2014

On Saturday 13 December 2014 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty pieces of original comic/illustration art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include seven standard comic pages, a double-page spread, and two versions of the cover, the published art in ink along with an unused painted version, from Starr the Slayer #1 (2009), the first nine pages and two promotional images from The House on the Borderland (2000), all seven pages of “The Woodlik Inheritance” from Vampirella #31 (1974), and two pages from a three-page Corben cameo that appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 10, #8 (2014).

All artwork is drawn in Sharpie and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper, with the exception of the double-page spread, pages 8 and 9, from House on the Borderland, which is drawn on 22 x 17 inch paper, and “The Woodlik Inheritance,” which is drawn and painted on 13 x 17 inch Bainbridge illustration board using various media including pen and ink, grey and colour pencils, colour markers, colour film, and oil paint.

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 13 December 2014 at noon CST, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

Heads Up: CorbenComicArt.com

Just thought long-time friends of RCN might like to know that Richard Corben and his wife, Dona, have tweaked the design of Corben’s website, have added some new content, and have purchased a new domain: CorbenComicArt.com. I’ve already updated all of the links in my previous posts here at RCN to reflect the change, and I encourage others with blogs and websites to do the same.

Have a happy!

Look Here: Two SF portrait covers with art by Joseph Lombardero

Neither of the following novels from the collection of yours truly includes a cover credit, and if the art was signed by the artist, the signature has been cropped out by the designer; nonetheless, it seems likely to me that the artist is Joseph Lombardero, whose Sax Rohmer covers were featured here at RCN back in May of this year:


As always, if you think/know that I’ve made an attribution error, I welcome your corrections in the comments.

Keywords: Gone to be Snakes Now by Neal Bell, The Worlds of Poul Anderson by Poul Anderson, Joseph Lombardero.