A couple of weeks of silence, and now here I am, back in the control room of RCN’s online headquarters, poised to post a gallery of one paperback cover, scanned by me mere minutes ago from my personal copy of Thomas Pynchon’s V. Earlier today, I searched high and low online for information about the… Continue reading Look Here: Pynchon’s V. with cover art by the great unknown
Stumbling around on tumblr today, I came across an uncredited image that reminded me of something I had seen before… If anyone recognizes that photo and can tell me when and where it was published, I’d love to hear from you. And if you have a copy of the publication and could supply me with… Continue reading Connections: Jeffrey Jones and the great unknown
From Calling All Girls #10 (September 1942), here’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” with script and art both by the great unknown: [CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE] Whoever the artist is here, he or she was in full command of a lovely, loose style that, more than thirty years later, George Freeman of Captain Canuck and Jack… Continue reading Look Here, Read: “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” with art by the great unknown
Neither of the following two SF covers from the mid 1970s includes a credit for the cover artist, neither artist signed his work in a spot that couldn’t easily be cropped out, and neither artist has been identified by other means by the folks at isfdb.org or any other reputable site, but based on appearances,… Continue reading Look Here: Two SF covers with antiseptic airbrush art by the great unknown
The paintings on the covers of Mulatto and Weep in the Sun by Jeanne Wilson are obviously by the same artist, but that artist, unfortunately, is uncredited, and I can see no evidence of a signature either, which is too bad, because the artist’s skills as a draftsman and painter are considerable and I am… Continue reading Look Here: Two plantation novels with cover art by the great unknown
A dramatic illustration (by an uncredited artist) and a bold, complementary title treatment (by an uncredited designer) combine to lift the overall design of the cover of Denis Pitts’ thriller novel from the late 1970s about a terrorist threat to Manhattan to a very high level: [CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE] The lesson here: even though… Continue reading Look Here: THIS CITY IS OURS, with cover art by the great unknown
Yep, you guessed it… another book from my paperback collection, freshly scanned and processed: [CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE] The artwork on the front and back cover of the Popular Library Eagle Books edition of The Eagle and the Wind (1954) by Herbert E. Stover is uncredited, no signature is visible in the paintings themselves, and… Continue reading Look Here: THE EAGLE AND THE WIND, with frothy cover art by the great unknown
I scoured the shelves at the local thrift shops a few days ago, looking for some cheap horror paperbacks to scan and post in the days leading up to Halloween, but the only one I saw that featured an illustration that I sort of liked was the following uncredited cover for The Devil’s Children, edited… Continue reading Look Here: THE DEVIL’S CHILDREN, with cover art by the great unknown
From the library of yours truly: [CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE] The foreground figures in the above (uncredited and unsigned) illustration are tremendously effective; the background figures, not so much. Keywords: The Cosmic Engineers.
Okay, maybe not the “great” unknown. But I still think it’s an interesting cover… and it’s freshly scanned by yours truly! [CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE] BONUS VIDEO: Keywords: The Green Man.