Hey there... I just wanted to give you all a BIG Mea Culpa from me for dropping the ball here on the Forum... I appeared and then disappeared... but MAN, I finally get back to find you've all been keeping the plates spinning. I'll be coming back regular from now on...
Before I go Back To The Beginning (2009 on the Forum), let me mention New Work for later this year... the most exciting for me, though not REH, is certainly in the same Vault Of Honor: I'll be doing a cover and 16 interior illustrations for Edgar Rice Burroughs' PRINCESS OF MARS. It's not Film-Related: just an illustrated edition of the novel. One promise: my Barsoomian Women will be Barsoomian... crimminy: I did an image search on Thuvia and it looked like Mars had been attacked by Jessica Rabbit (not a bad thing in her own context, natch!). I've teased Frank Cho about what egg-bearing peoples might NOT have in common with Comic Book Heroines, though he does it so damn well... and, of course, I mostly tease anyone I can when they give Dejah (I call her "Dejah") and her daughter and her daughters-in law, navels... but I've had to draw my brakes on chiding others putting Staircases on Mars. Having just reread Chessmen I was reminded that Ghek the Kaldane's entire country uses Staircases for the Rykors and that, in mentioning their rarity, it was put forward that the ramps that are a main feature on Barsoom are more the rule in the older cities. That opens the door, if I may, for the maybe-staircases scattered about Barsoom, ready to be painted into the background of even a Frank Frazetta painting
In tandem with the ERB book, I'm working up an expanded version of Thea von Harbou's METROPOLIS: about 26 new drawings to be included with my earlier efforts, new cover, etc, this time all to be printed in color.
I ALMOST got to illustrate (well, do a Comic Book Adaptation of) one of Robert E Howard's spooky stories: Wolfshead, but that project sort of disappeared.
Though there's "news" of Other Things, most are hanging fire right now (one in particular) so I'll wait to mention them.
Thanks for still being here...