RGK: The Art of Roy G. Krenkel

RGK -Roy G Krenkel      Influenced by early masters J. Allen St. John, J. C. Coll and Franklin Booth, Roy G. Krenkel has inspired generations of fantasy artists with his portrayals of futuristic cities, prehistoric beasts, Mongol hordes, jungle men and bodacious beauties. From pulp-styled drawings of the late 40s to early work in EC Comics' Weird Science, and defining art on Tarzan, Conan, and Wizard of Oz, RGK: The Art of Roy G. Krenkel is of interest to anyone whose imagination has been inspired by the stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs or Robert E. Howard!
     RGK: The Art of Roy G. Krenkel is the first major collection of the fantasy artist?s work in 20 years, profusely illustrated with over 250 illustrations and photos that provide a rich overview. Comprehensive information, including commentary by associates including Star Wars illustrator Al Williamson. Krenkel?s mainstream work is well represented along with a plethora of never-before-published drawings. The book is especially of interest to Tarzan, Conan, fantasy, sci-fi & comics fans. Krenkel and associate Frank Frazetta were the top Edgar Rice Burroughs book cover illustrators of the 1960s. RGK: The Art of Roy G. Krenkel is full of the iconic characters with the full approval of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

     J. David Spurlock: Known for his 25 years of commercial illustration, art direction and editing; Spurlock is a recognized Pop Art and illustration historian who has served as President of the Dallas Society of Illustrators. In addition to teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Spurlock's career includes work for Disney, Sony and MTV. Spurlock lives in Somerset, New Jersey.
     Barry Klugerman: A graduate of Pratt Institute School of Fine Arts and co-founder with James Warhola of Elf in Light Press, producers of limited edition prints of children's book and illustration subjects. A Historian and author of articles on British & American illustration and advisor to Illustration House Gallery in New York. Klugerman lives in New York City.

Commentary by Al Williamson & Frank Frazetta

"I have been a lifelong admirer of Roy Krenkel's work and this book is a welcome holiday of his talent."
Best-selling author of A Boy & His Dog, 'Repent Harlequin' Said the Tic-Toc Man, The Outer Limits & The New Twilight Zone.
"I met Roy Krenkel back in 1949 or ?50 and he has never ceased to be a constant source of inspiration to me ? a truly conscientious artist who will not tolerate incompetence."
Legendary painter of fantastic art, Conan, book covers & movie posters. His originals sell for record prices and his imitators and awards are legion, including the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame Award.
"Krenkel was a master penciler; I know; when he shared a studio with me and Wally Wood, I inked one if his illustrations for MARVEL SF magazine. The influence of fine artists Norman Lindsay and Alma Tadema can be seen in his work."
font size=1 face="Tahoma">Nebula Award winning Soylent Green author.
"Roy Krenkel was a key factor in the 1960s revival of my grandfather's writings. Krenkel's illustrations forever secured his position as one of the all-time great Edgar Rice Burroughs illustrators."
Grandson of Tarzan creator, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Vanguard is releasing their first ULTRA Deluxe Edition book. The RGK: Art of Roy G. Krenkel ULTRA Deluxe edition features gold gilded pages, suede slipcase, genuine leather binding, blind embossed official stamp of the Krenkel Estate, and an original sketch by RGK hand-tipped into each book.

Limited to 120 copies
$250 + $12 s/h ($36.00 s/h outside USA)

    Deluxe Slipcase Hardcover Edition
  • 132 heavy gloss pages
  • B & W illustrations
  • Color Illustrations
  • 8 ½" X 11" trim
    Hardcover E dition
  • 132 heavy gloss pages
  • B & W illustrations
  • Color Illustrations
  • 8 ½" X 11" trim

Softcover -Art of Roy G. Krenkel

    Softcover Edition
  • 132 heavy gloss pages
  • B & W illustrations
  • Color Illustrations
  • 8 ½" X 11" trim

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