SOLD ON: Monday, 03/11/2019 1:05 PM
PUBLISHER: Treasure Books
COMMENTS: back cover; Russ Manning pencils, inks and signed; image size 11.5" x 17"; Tarzan walks with a gorilla, lion and elephant
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back cover; Russ Manning pencils, inks and signed; image size 11.5" x 17"; Tarzan walks with a gorilla, lion and elephantRuss Manning is an artist who spent much of his career illustrating adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels, along with scriptwriter Gaylord Du Bois, the duo reimagined 10 of the author's first 11 Tarzan novels for Gold Key's 60s Tarzan series, which were later published as graphic novels by Dark Horse in the 1990s. Manning was beloved by fans and peers alike for his clear, clean and deceptively simple style, and a knack for concise storytelling that flows seamlessly from panel to panel. Manning was also responsible for creating cult favorite Magnus, Robot Fighter, and later in his career, a series of Star Wars newspaper strips based on the original trilogy of films.
It is safe to say that such an impressive collection of Russ Manning pages, from such rare source material is unlikely to surface again for a long time, so fans of Tarzan, Burroughs, and Manning should take notice, and make sure not to let these rarities pass you by.
This fantastic Russ Manning illustration was featured on the back cover of "Tarzan in the Land that Time Forgot," it shows off Manning's irrefutable skill in the medium of pen and ink. Every line is deliberate and perfectly executed, garnering maximum effect with minimal effort. The animals are anatomically accurate, everything from the elephant's trunk to the lion's mane are rendered by the hand of a trained graphic artist. This page stands alone as a piece of art, regardless of its relevance to its source material.