Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jack Williamson's Golden Blood in Weird Tales

St. John did the cover paintings for the first two installments of Jack Williamson's “Golden Blood,” for the April and May 1933 issues of Weird Tales. The third and final installment, which appeared in the June issue, gave the cover assignment back to Margaret Brundage for her depiction of a scene from "Black Colossus" by Robert E. Howard.

St. John also did interior illustrations for all three installments.

In 1978,  Tamerlane Press publish the book in hardcover, and used the original artwork from the April 1933 issue for their dustjacket.  A portion of the cover from the May 1933 issue was cropped and printed in brown for the endpapers.

Friday, January 15, 2010

More St. John Postcards

I located more discs of scans of St. John postcards. These were scanned over 15 years ago, and aren't the scan quality I would use today, but they should still be fine for this purpose.

Friday, December 18, 2009

St. John Postcards

St. John did a lot of postcards in the early 1900s. This isn't all of them, and it is unknown just how many of these he did.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Another 1903 calendar.

Here's another 1903 Calendar.

Thanks to Dennis Kesler for the scans.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Blue Book covers part one

Two covers from The Blue Book from October and December 1920.

Scans courtesy Dennis Kesler.

Blue Book and Green Book ads

Here are some St. John ads that appeared in The Green Book and The Blue Book.

Unpublished St. John - Oriole

This is an eBay scan of an unpublished St. John original.

World War I poster

The "bloody hand" WWI St. John poster is more familiar than this more attractive wartime rendering.

Osborne Calendar

Here is the front and back of a 1904 brochure St. John did for The Osborne Co., of New York. The Osborne Company was a publisher of calendars and art prints.

Thanks to Dennis Kesler for the scans.

Farm and Home calender 1903

In 1903, St. John did a calendar for Farm and Home. I believe these scans are from eBay, courtesy of Dennis Kesler.