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Friday, April 25, 2014

A to Z Challenge: Boris Vallejo

The A to Z Challenge is a meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 2000+ participants and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I thought I'd do something I generally try very hard not to do, and that is judge a book by its cover. Yes, this year my A to Z Challenge is all about the cover artists who give the books we know and love so much damn shelf appeal.

Continuing through the alphabet, we have one-and-only Boris Vallejo, sword-and-sorcery legend, and the man behind the covers below:











From Gor to Star Trek, Conan to Flash Gordon, Asimov to Moorock, and more, Boris Vallejo is likely responsible for more 'favorite' covers than any other artist in the genre. He's done books, comics, magazines, and even role playing games. If you want to get a true sense of his talent, check out one of his collections.

You can check out his website here.

2 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing artist. The man knew how to do the human form. (Especially women!)

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