Thursday, June 23, 2022

ERB'S MONSTER MEN BY MAHLON BLAINE


Mahlon Blaine's (b. 1894) illustrations were highly sought after by publishers in the 1920's and 1930's, but like so many other artists he died penniless and in obscurity in 1969.

These pen and ink drawings are from the 1962 Canaveral Press edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "The Monster Men" from my personal collection and are in the order they appear in the book. Oddly, Burroughs fans, after being weaned on J. Allen St. John and other classical-style Burroughs artists, did not respond well to Blaine's work.

See my other posts on Blaine HERE.








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