Over at his blog, Charles Saunders writes of the evolution of his female warrior character, Dossouye. He also reveals the various real life women who provided him with inspiration for his ground breaking tales of this heroine of an alternate African universe. Check it out, it’s a great read
Archive for June, 2008
Regular TGR contributor Michael L. Peters has for sale two fine looking prints featuring artwork that originally appeared in TGR. One is the Conan print shown to the left, which is a colorized version of the first plate of Michael’s “Beyond the Black River” portfolio that appeared in TGR #11 and the other is the Red Sonya cover painting from the current issue (#12). Full details on ordering these two prints and many others can be found at Michael’s website.
Today, June 11th, is the 72nd anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s untimely death. However, as has been the case since the early 1980’s, Howard fans from all over the world will gather at the house where he lived and died to celebrate his life and writings this weekend. So be sure and read one of your favorite Howard stories today and remember the amazing raconteur from Cross Plains.
Coming in September from Underwood Books is …And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree, a collection of Conan stories by Robert E. Howard, with art by Frank Frazetta and Brom, a Foreword by Arnie Fenner and an Afterword by H.P. Lovecraft. This volume features a stunning cover painting of Conan and Belit by Brom, a color map of the Hyborian realm, another color painting by Brom, not to mention a number of Frazetta’s seminal Conan paintings. It looks like a beautiful book, which is just what you would expect from the Fenners and Underwood. Amazon.com is currently taking pre-orders for the book.