Is she shocked by what she’s read in the diary or by the man emerging from behind the dressing screen? Either way, I’m more shocked by the quill pen.
Though the novel was first published in 1930, this cover is from a much later edition. Unfortunately, the artist’s identity is unknown.
by Mel Crair
He’s definitely hard something! And look at those intense eyes, my God. I don’t know if I’d want to be the woman standing behind him because he looks like a rough character.
Hardrock was first published in 1963. From the 30s until he died in 1988, Bonham wrote over 40 novels. The majority of them were westerns, like this one. The cover was done by Mel Crair, who this site has featured in the past and will probably feature again in the future.
First published in 1964, this is another Midwood book about suburban swingers. Looking at these covers, it seems like pools were the most decadent thing about the mid-60s. Having a pool in your backyard was like having a big bowl for all of your party guests to drop their car keys into.
The artist behind this slice of suburban decadence is unknown.
by James Meese
Hey, guys, just a little word of advice. If a woman points a gun at your chest, don’t stand there with your hands on your hips and your head thrown back like you’re amused. That’s just going to make us mad.
This novel was first published in 1954. I’ve seen this listed on some sites as being an “unknown artist” but, according to the book’s listing on Amazon, the cover was done by James Meese and it looks like his work. James Meese has been featured many times on this site and he’ll be featured many times to come. He was prolific and he was good at what he did.
by Erin Nicole
I took this picture at a nearby park on a temperate summer day. I though the contrast between the clouds and the dark shadows of the trees and the civil defense siren made for a striking image. I like that, even with the gray sky and the shadowy trees, the green of the leaves and the grass can still be seen.
by Tom Dunn
A story about a Roman soldier who becomes a barbarian, The Lost Eagles was first published in 1955. This edition, with the cover from Tom Dunn, came out in 1956. That the soldier-turned-barbarian looks shell-shocked shouldn’t come as a surprise but I’m concerned about the woman standing behind him. You can tell that she’s seen things.
by Ed Valigursky
This was originally published in 1961. I love the alien, who actually looks like something from a different world as opposed to just being a humanoid with strange facial features or purple skin. This cover was done by Ed Valigursky, who this site has often featured in the past and who will undoubtedly be featured again in the future.
Harold M. Sherman was a psychic researcher who was famed for his ESP experiments. When he wasn’t trying to prove the existence of ESP, he was a writer who wrote in several different genres. The Green Man is a satire about what happens when an alien lands on Earth in 1947 and interrupts a Notre Dame football game. The Green Man was first published in 1946 and it’s been reprinted several times. Sherman even wrote a sequel called The Green Man Returns.
The identity of the cover artist is unknown.
by Julian Falat
Today is Ash Wednesday, which is a very important day to me. So, on this day, instead of sharing my usual art of the day, I’m going to share this Polish painting from 1891. The artist is Julian Falat, an impressionist who specialized in landscapes.
by Francis Luis Mora
Happy Mardi Gras! Party now for Lent approaches.