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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Little Rock, AR ­ April 18, 2017
Chenault & Gray Publishing teams up with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Michael Tierney's Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology is a multi-volume collection that captures the vast illustrative history of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Chenault & Gray Publishing and ERB, Inc. are working together to bring this project to life.

In close to 1200 pages of content, the series explores the art used in the manifold publications of the vast Burroughs body of work for the past century and more, including the novels, comics and pulps! Mr. Tierney has worked hard to collect the art, from multiple sources, that decorated Mr. Burroughs' work for the past century. From the Boris Vallejo and Neal Adams covers of the Tarzan novels published by Ballantine Books in the 1970s, to the P.J. Monahan covers for the early pulps back in 1913.

Michael Tierney has been a student of the Burroughs material for years. "The Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology is not just a nuts and bolts reference book with dates and data -- there is also a narrative, actually several of them. The career and works of ERB and the artists who illustrated him are examined, as well as the histories of the printing, pulp, book, comic, and retailing industries that put them into the hands of readers."

When discussing the project, Stephen Chenault, of Chenault & Gray, remarked, "Burroughs has been a part of my life since I picked up Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar back in the mid-70s. Burroughs opened up a world of imagination for me ... more than a world, a universe. This project is a no brainer. His many stories, from Tarzan's jungles to the Earth's core, are a part of the fabric of our culture, making this series both a piece of history as well as a part of popular culture."

For more information on how you can help bring this project to life, or on the project itself, please sign up for our mailing list here: http://bit.ly/cngerb
You'll receive notifications of the project's progress as well as unique opportunities to get your copy long before it arrives in book stores!

Chenault and Gray Publishing, the parent company of Troll Lord Games, the proud publisher of a vast array of role playing games, is perhaps best known for their work with Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons. They have been in business since 1999.

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The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology set went on sale TODAY AT the lowest price possible and with a bonus item only available to first day purchasers. Here's where:

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The Bonus book is a special limited hardcover edition of Tarzan of the Apes, with a cover by Neal Adams, originally published on the mid-Seventies Ballantine Books edition.
Tarzan of the Apes limited edition

These volumes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology will contain a cornucopia of artwork that few Burroughs fans have seen.

Remember Tarzeela?
Not many do -- unless they've read the early 1940s Tarzan daily newspaper strip illustrated by Rex Maxon.

She is shown here on the cover of Tarzan Adventues Vol. 5 #40, published in Britan on January 7th, 1956, with a cover by Robinson Studio Seven.

Tarleeza


The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology is tracking to be a huge success on Kickstarter.

You can keep up with the progress right here:

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Is this a cast photo for a remake of the 3 Caballeros?
Um ... no.

This is the host of the Shane Plays radio talk show (Shane Stacks center) with ERB 100 Year Art Chronology creator Michael Tierney (left) and Stephen Chenault from publisher Chenault & Gray (right) after the airing of the May 27th, 2017 show dealing with the ERB 100 Year Art Chronology.

You can listen to a replay of the show here:
http://shaneplays.com/edgar-rice-burroughs-radio-show-podcast-ep-102/

And here's the unaltered picture:
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ICv2 news coverage
The comics specialty news site, ICv2, put up a news article on June 2nd.
You can read all about it: HERE!



This Chronology is so packed with images and information, that there just isn't enough room to talk about it all.

One of those things are the 222 color movie stills taken during the filming of Tarzan's many movies and used as the covers of the UK's Tarzan Adventures in the 1950s.

While the Tarzan movies were black & white, these are COLOR stills that have never been seen in the US!

While I was assembling them for the Chronology, I sometimes wondered what they might be saying during these shots. Too irreverent for inclusion in the Chronology, here is:

Tarzan Fumetti!

Tarzan fumetti



Fred W. Small was one of ERB's earliest, and most often forgotten artists.

Here's Fred W. Small's cover for Cave Man, the sequel to Cave Girl.
It looks like an idyllic setting -- a pretty girl sitting in a tree -- until you see the menacing hand reaching for her from the right bottom corner and realize that she's clutching her hand to her chest out of fear.

Other than as a small thumbnail image, this cover has never been reproduced before.
It was lost in time -- until now.

With the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology, you'll be able to view this (from Volume 1 -- The Pulps) and many other rare covers in all their wonderful color as full page images.

ERBACv1 Cave Girl pulp cover



Today's sneak peak comes from Volume 2 and across the Atlantic!

In 1928, UK publisher Cassell released this dust wrapper cover of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle.
Unseen by US readers -- until now.

Tarzan, Lord of the Junlge by Cassell



This sneak peak comes from Volume 3 and is a proverbial hen's tooth.
Only an estimated dozen copies are known to still exist!

Tarzan to Color was published by Saalfield in 1929. It was a monster, bigger than even the Chronology itself, and contained Hal Foster strip artwork from the newspaper adaptation of Tarzan of the Apes. Examples of Foster's work were shown in color, next to a black & white duplication for the reader to try their own skills as a colorist.

Tarzan to Color is also a twofer. It's the first comic book with a Tarzan masthead, and is also the first Tarzan coloring book.
The back cover reprinted the front cover without text.

Tarzan to Color



Here's another hen's tooth -- this time from across the Atlantic!

I'd started to wonder if this book really existed.
No one in the US, myself in included, had this book.
You won't find this one on the Grand Comic Database. The Chronology is filled with a multitude of comics that you won't find on the GCD.

Even ERB fans in the UK didn't seem to have it -- until one collector finally stepped forth! He, and others who contributed books that I could not find are credited in the Chronology.

I was fortunate to find everything I went looking for, but this was one of the hardest of them all -- Korak #5 from Top Sellers/Williams Publishing:

Korak #5 Top Sellers/Williams Publishing



Interior illustrations are also included in the Chronology.

This particular Volume One: The Pulps image comes from the Red Book serialization of Tarzan the Untamed, which are some of the harder Burroughs Pulps to find. Right now a seller is asking nearly $15,000 for a set on Ebay.

Two things make this image unique.

The obvious one is the lion wearing a hoodie and mittens. Anyone who has ever been around cats can imagine the difficulty level of such an application.

This is also one of the rarest images in the history of ERB illustrations. It shows a bearded Tarzan!

This is the hairiest apeman you'll ever see!
Red Book Tarzan interior illustration



In collecting, there is rare and there is scarce.
Rare is just what the name implies: something very difficult to find.
Scarce is a whole other level of hard to find.

This book from Volume 2: The Books is scarce, scarce.

This is the very first Tarzan paperback book ever made!
There were paperbound samples of the A.C. McClurg first edition, but they were for promotional purposes and never offered for sale.

This Tarzan of the Apes paperback was published by George Newnes, Limited, of London in 1929, with a cover by Wooley (we go from a hairy apeman to a Wooley artist.)
It is also a pulp hybrid, having double columns of type like a Pulp magazine, and went through multiple printings -- few of which survived World War II.

Tarzan of the Apes - Newnes edition



My emphasis with this Chronology is doing things that have never been done before.

This includes showing the back covers for all the comics that featured new artwork there.

This teaser image is one of those double-spreads from Volume 3: The Comics.

In February of 1947, Tarzan made the first appearance of his long run by artist Jesse Marsh in Dell Comics' Four Color #134,
which included a Jesse Marsh Tarzan poster on the back cover.

Tarzan Four Color #134



This teaser image is another front and back comic book cover, this time coming from Volume 4: The Comics Part II.

Dell Four Color #437 was the second part of the trilogy of novel adaptations run in 1952.
All three comics had artwork on the back cover, but only this image was not reprinted as a front cover when Gold Key reissued the series in 1964.
So, up until now, the only people who have ever seen Jesse Marsh's artwork from this back cover were those who actually bought the book.

John Carter of Mars/Dell Four Color 437



Moon Maid by Frank Frazetta When most people think of ERB's Moon Maid, they think of Frank Frazetta's Ace cover of a nearly naked woman riding on the back of a bestial centaur. The 2nd Ace paperback edition which first featured that classic image is shown to the left -- and can be found in Volume 3: The Books.

But the Moon Maid had a completely different look when her serialization first began in the May 5, 1923 issue of Argosy All-Story Weekly.

This image of the Moon Maid taking flight with golden butterfly wings was painted by P.J. Monahan, who was the most prolific Burroughs artist at this time in history. Volume 1: The Pulps has a gallery of all Monahan's fine illustrations done for ERB's creations.

Moon Maid Argosy All-Story Weekly



Ask readers today to identify an Edgar Rice Burroughs artist, and one of the first names that they'll say is Frank Frazetta.

The image below is from the 1965 Canaveral Press 1st edition of Tarzan and the Castaways, but is an alternate wrapper colorized by Philip Normand and authorized by ERB, Inc. in 2016.

Only 64 copies were made.

Phil has a number of fine ERB dust wrapper recreations at his website.
I highly recommend him, you can see here that he does excellent work, and he still has a very limited few of these still left for sale!
Bettery hurry. That's not going to last!
http://www.recoverings.com

Tarzan and the Castaways variant cover
The Recoverings Alternate Timeline Dust-jacket design for TARZAN AND THE CASTAWAYS, along with the coloring of the Frank Frazetta cover drawing is ©2016 Phil Normand & Recoverings

But in the days before Frank Frazetta become an international phenominon, readers would have said another name -- J. Allen St. John.

Tarzan's Quest from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. in 1936 is a perfect example of J. Allen St. John's work.
There is an exotic locale filled with unique characters and with a panoramic background landscape.

Another facet of St. John's artistic skills that no other Burroughs artist ever matched was his calligraphy. St. John usually created the titles for the books he illustrated.

He not only illustrated books covers for ERB, Inc., but was also a prolific artist for the author's Pulp covers.
More on that later.

Tarzan's Quest 1st Edition dust wrapper



This teaser comes from Volume 3: The Comics -- Part 1, which concentrates on Tarzan's American comics.

Before Russ Manning captivated comics readers with his clean lines and clear storytelling abilities, Burne Hogarth had been considered the top Tarzan comics artist for decades.

Sparkler Comics commissioned him to do a series of original Tarzan covers in the early and mid-Forties.
Until now, these covers hae never been reprinted in the U.S. -- and only two of the covers were reprinted in the U.K. during the early Fifties.
They were lost in time.

Presented here is Burne Hogarth's Tarzan cover for Sparkler Comics #21, dated April 1943.
As you can tell by this illustration, Hogarth gave Tarzan a violent edge that was lost when modern comics adopted the Comics Code of Authority and toned down the violence that was the apeman's jungle world.

Sparkler Comics #21



Here is one of those two Hogarth covers that was reprinted with some minor color changes for Tarzan #2 by Dependable Comics in 1950.

This scarce book is another hen's tooth.

Burne Hogarth's cover was first published on Sparkler Comics #28 in December 1943.
You can see the Sparkler Comics #28 version in Volume 3: The Comics -- Part 1 and the Dependable Comics Tarzan #2 version in the Tarzan's British Heritage -- Part 2 section of Volume 4: The Comics -- Part 2.

Tarzan Comic #2 by Dependable Comics 1950



As mentioned earlier, J. Allen St. John was a prolific cover illustrator for ERB's books.
He also did a number of ERB's Pulp covers.

From Volume 1: The Pulps, shown here is the very first ERB Pulp cover by J. Allen St. John for Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle on the January 1928 issue of Blue Book Magazine.
He would do many more.

Blue Book Magazine January 1928




Here is another great example of J. Allen St. John's work.

The A.C. McClurg 1st edition of The Son of Tarzan was released in 1917 with this wraparound cover that was unfortunately never reprinted in full.
All the subsequent A.L. Burt and Grosset & Dunlap reprints cut off the spine and back cover of St. John's wonderful landscape design.

So, up until now, only the fortunate few to own a 1st edition wrapper ever got to see the full scope of St. Johns cover.

During World War II, Grosset & Dunlap made a color variant of this book's front cover -- using gold and brown colors.
You'll also find that image inside the pages of The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology Volume 2: The Books.

The Son of Tarzan 1st edition



The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology covers everything Burroughs from the last century -- old, modern, and everything in between.

This teaser is only 40 years old, and comes from Volume 2: The Comics -- Part 1.

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle #1 was released by Marvel Comics in 1977.
This cover by John Buscema was a recreation of Clinton Pettee's very first Tarzan cover ever, done for the October 1912 issue of The All-Story magazine,
which is the main cover image for Volume 1: The Pulps.

Tarzan Marvel #1



Sticking with Marvel Comics and the year of 1977, this teaser from Volume 4: The Comics -- Part 2 is John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1, with pencils by Gil Kane and inks by Dave Cockrum.

John Carter Warlord of Mars #1



Tarzan at the Earth's Core was Edgar Rice Burroughs only crossover.

Blue Book Magazine serialized the story in seven parts from September 1929 through March 1930.
Each issue featured a Tarzan cover by Frank Hoban, who lavishly illustrated the interiors.

This was part of an incredible run where an ERB story appeared in every monthly issue of Blue Book Magazine for three and a half years!
That's 42 consecutive issues, with 29 of them featuring ERB on the covers!

Everyone one of them is a full page image in the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology -- Volume 1: The Pulps!

Tarzan at the Earth's Core - Blue Book Magazine
Tarzan at the Earth's Core - Blue Book Magazine Tarzan at the Earth's Core - Blue Book Magazine Tarzan at the Earth's Core - Blue Book Magazine



Here are a couple more teasers from Edgar Rice Burroughs impressive run in Blue Book Magazine.

Both covers are by Laurence Herndon.

Herndon's iconic May 1930 cover was his 2nd of five covers for A Fighting Man of Mars.

Fighting Man of Mars May 1930

Another iconic Herndon cover is this May 1931 cover for The Land of Hidden Men,
which features a slender blonde-haired hero with a signature flip of the hair in front.
Herndon used this model for many of his covers, prompting the examination in Volume 1: The Pulps about the Tarzan/Tin Tin connection.

Land of Hidden Men May 1931

Another interesting thing about the Blue Book run was their occasional use of extra color for their interior artwork.

Land of Hidden Men May 1931 header


While Volume 1: The Pulps is far and away the smallest Volume in the Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology -- nearly half the size of the others -- it's the one which took the most time to complete.

Some of the images in this Volume took as much as 40 hours each to restore.
One example of that is the June 1913 New Story Magazine cover for The Return of Tarzan by N.C. Wyeth.
This rarely reprinted Tarzan cover needed extensive repairs to remove punch holes, browning tape, and the many flaws that come with great age and heavy reading.
But my goal was to make every image in the Chronology look the way they did when first purchased.
No artist's versions -- simply a return to a brand new looking covers that you can't tell have had any restoration work done at all.

Return of Tarzan New Story June 13

Other Pulps required very little work, like my copies of P.J. Monahan's cover for the 1913 All-Story Weekly featuring The Son of Tarzan and Frank R. Paul's 1927 Amazing Stories cover featring The Land That Time Forgot, both of which were pristine copies to begin with.
All Story Son of Tarzan Land That Time Forgot Amazing Stories



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