The Paintings of J. Allen St. John: Grand Master of Fantasy by Stephen D. Korshak
Trade Paperback – Vanguard Productions – 2008 – 160 pages
The masterful paintings of J. Allen St. John, the illustrator of “Tarzan”, “John Carter of Mars”, and many other pulp icons, inspired generations of later artists, including Frank Frazetta, Roy G. Krenkel, and Jeffrey Jones. The Paintings of J. Allen St. John presents the artist’s full-colour fantasy and science-fiction paintings for novels and pulp magazine stories by famous authors, such as Edgar Rice Burroughs. Essays by today’s top science-fiction writers, including Jack Williamson, illustrator, Vincent Di Fate and historian, Robert R. Barrett, make this book – Vanguard’s second devoted to the art of St. John – essential for any fantasy collection. It includes more than 170 paintings of “Tarzan”, “John Carter of Mars”, and more – many shot from original paintings. It also features essays by top science fiction authors.