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Look Here: Agatha Christie mysteries with cover art by William Teason, part 5

This is the fifth post in a row here at RCN to feature a selection of William Teason’s Agatha Christie covers, which brings the total number of Teason scans in our collection to an uneven twenty one. Enjoy!

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Keywords: Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective, Murder at the Vicarage, Dead Man’s Mirror, Murder after Hours, and Murder in Meopotamia, by Agatha Christie; William Teason.

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Look Here: Agatha Christie mysteries with cover art by William Teason, part 3

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Keywords: The Boomerang Clue, The Mysterious Mr. Quin, Appointment with Death, and The Tuesday Club Murders, by Agatha Christie; William Teason.

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Look Here: Agatha Christie mysteries with cover art by William Teason, part 2

Four more scans, fresh off the flatbed:

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Two of the above novels — The Moving Finger (NY: Dell, 1968) and N or M? — include the following credit on the back cover: “Cover Illustration: Teason.” The other two covers are uncredited, but I believe they are also by Teason. If not, please let me know.

Keywords: The Moving Finger, N or M?, and Murder in Three Acts, by Agatha Christie; William Teason.

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Look Here: Agatha Christie mysteries with cover art by William Teason, part 1

The cover art for the following mystery novels is uncredited, and I don’t see any sign of a signature, but my understanding is that the artist here is William Teason:

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If my attribution of the above covers to Teason is incorrect, please feel free to post the proper attribution in the comments section below this post. I have quite a few more Agatha Christie mysteries with covers in a similar vein that I plan to scan and post in the very near future, so if the artist here is NOT Teason, I’d prefer to make the correction sooner rather than later…

Keywords: Murder on the Links, The Big Four, The Mysterious Mr. Quin, The Tuesday Club Murders, by Agatha Christie, William Teason.

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Look Here: The first three Gor novels, with cover art by Robert Foster

Freshly scanned… interesting how the photo-reference becomes more insistent with each successive cover here…

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


BONUS SCAN:

Here’s a recent acquisition of mine that further illuminates Foster’s technical modus operandi:

The cover of Nomads of Gor isn’t just based on an underlying photomontage. It is a colourized photomontage.

Keywords: Tarnsman of Gor, Outlaw of Gor, Priest-Kings of Gor, Nomads of Gor, John Norman; Robert Foster.

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Look Here: Three more SF covers with art by Kelly Freas

Travelled a bit in the past few weeks. Stopped at a few bookstores. Bought a few books. Like these, for instance:

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

Keywords: To Challenge Chaos and Promised Land by Brian M. Stableford; The Werewolf Principle by Clifford D. Simak; Kelly Freas.

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Look Here: Two more covers with art by Davis Meltzer

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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…

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