Post by allthingshorror on Oct 6, 2008 13:02:25 GMT
While trying to research a little bit more on W Francis Phillips I've come across some Edge paintings that were done by him. As I know nothing about the series, I couldn't tell you what paintings come from what books - but scroll down to near the bottom of the page - and there they are.
a couple of Adam Steele's too. I think the first two are 11 : Sioux Uprising and 20 : Sullivan's Law, but the third one....anyone know? Was it not used?
Don't think I've ever seen it before. Don't remember that bloody knife at all. The first two Adam Steeles are Lynch Town and Gun Run but again I'm not sure about the third one. Steve M will probably be able to tell us next time he's passing this way. Have you read the description for that third one; "The New English Library produced a series of western paperback novels by J.T. Edson in the 1970s". J.T. Edson! Who did their research for them? Me?
Lovely things though, aren't they? The things you see when you haven't got 250-300 quid on you.
Could it be art for foreign cover? Were the books widely exported?
They were sold abroad - Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greece, and even America in perhaps a slightly odd coals to Newcastle sort of way - but foreign editions tended not to use the same artwork (or even necessarily the same characters) on the covers.
Recognise one of the Steele ones, him crouching with the rifle. think I have that. The one of Edge (looking kinda different) shooting a fire arrow is from Sullivan's Law. VERY nice work. Good site, that. Not very 'credit crunch' though is it...
I meant the whole cover itself. I didn't recognize the Edge logo . This isn't the British release is it?
Sorry, Ade - I was having one of my fuck-wit moments again. The cover shown in the review of Sioux Uprising is a US Pinnacle edition, yeah. If you look at the same bloke's reviews of Edge #2, 4, & 6, you'll see that, despite my blather, Pinnacle did sometimes stick with the British covers, at least early on (though they'd sometimes change the title). The American covers often seem to go more for the action scenes, whereas the NELs would tend to have just the figure of Edge with maybe something going on in the background. I suppose Pinnacle thought American readers would be more likely to go for something with a bit of action on the front, and for all I know they were quite right in that assumption, but I much prefer the British covers. There was just something iconic about them - even the circular logo, as you mention.
Mind you, this George Gross cover's none too shabby;
Post by allthingshorror on Mar 4, 2009 8:02:13 GMT
Hello you Edge and Steele fans!
I'm in touch with Tony Masero who did the cover art to some of the Peter Haining anthologies, and I believe he also did some paintings for the Edge, and Adam Steele covers? Well - if you have any questions relating to the covers - please PM me and I'll forward them on to him when I get his interview ready.