The Chronological Edgar Rice Burroughs is an ongoing project in which I read the entirety of ERB’s fiction in the order he wrote them, while also investigating the man behind the adventures. This month’s entry, the book that started it all: A Princess of Mars… Continue reading
Although I’ve been more and more interested in these vintage paperback book from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, I’m yet to read any of the sleaze books that seem to have been so popular at the time. Despite not actually reading the words between the covers, there’s been an almost overwhelming impulse to buy some of these dirty old books just for the cover art. Which is probably why I’ve been on a Paul Rader buying spree of late, and why not? He’s one of the best cover artists when it comes to using the female form to titillate and entice would be readers. Continue reading
Date Written: Approximately 1903
Originally published in 1998 by Dark Horse Comics (hardcover and limited hardcover)
Publisher: Gold Medal
After years of writing sleaze novels under various pen names such as Lesley Evans, Sheldon Lord, or Andrew Shaw, Lawrence Block wrote something that his agent liked enough to suggest that Block publish it under his real name. The year was 1961, and Block sold Mona to Gold Medal. It was his first real crime novel, but it certainly wouldn’t be his last as he began to pull away from the softcore porn titles to focus on noir. Continue reading
We’ve finally gotten to the coloring phase for THE BOY WHO WANTED WAR. I’m very excited to be working with colorist Brian Dyk (Ghost Town). I was impressed by the samples of his work, but even more importantly, when we Skyped for the first time, he showed a passion for creating comics, collaborating, and for learning his craft. Working closely with someone who’s as interested as I am in producing great comics is important to me, so I think things will work out great.
So far, I’m liking what I see. He’s colored the first five pages so far, and if all goes well, we’ll have the entire book finished sometime in the middle of February.
Art by Jethro Morales
Inks by Brian L. Erandio
Colors by Brian Dyck
Letters by Jason Hanley
Edited by Charles Barnitz