Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology Kickstarter smashes target in days

Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology

Easily reaching its target ahead of the closing date, an officially authorised Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology – project looks simply wonderful.

Funding will see the publication of a four-volume collection of illustrations from Burroughs’ US publications, spanning some 1200 pages, including art from UK-published titles.

Tarzan All-Story Magazine Covers

Tanar of Pellucidar

Be warned though, the set isn’t cheap – Chenault & Gray Publishing, the publishing arm of Troll Lord Games say the massive retrospective of art from the books and stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs will set you back a cool $249.

The book will be written by longtime Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide advisor Michael Tierney, a lifelong Burroughs fan, and the collection will bring together more than 5000 images of pulp covers, interior art, and pieces from comic adaptations of Burroughs’ extensive bibliography, That includes work from Frank Frazetta, Joe Kubert, Paul F. Berdanier, J. Allen St. John, and many others.

John Carter - Warlord of Mars

Burroughs is best known as the creator of Tarzan, John Carter and Pellucidar. Also a war correspondent during World War Two, he wrote nearly 80 novels over the course of his career in several pulp genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and westerns.

Burroughs was one of the first artists to incorporate, which he did for tax reasons and for more control over his works. Burroughs’ books were published through the company from 1931 (Tarzan the Invincible) through 1948 (Llana of Gathol), with one additional title (I Am a Barbarian) appearing in 1967.

The company remains in the ownership of the Burroughs family and manages and licenses Burroughs’ works and characters, including Tarzan and John Carter of Mars.

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology – Kickstarter

• Chenault & Gray Publishing is online at www.chenaultandgray.com

• Official Edgar Rice Burroughs web site

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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