Monday, November 8, 2010
Artist Mahlon Blaine, the Dürer of Barsoom
Finally got my MFA thesis approved. Here's the basic premise: The 20th-century American artist Mahlon Blaine, who created the artwork for the 1962 Canaveral Press limited edition of pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novel A Fighting Man of Mars, is the Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) of Barsoom. Consider this comparative portfolio, with the artwork of Dürer on the left and that of Blaine on the right.
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