Friday, January 10, 2014

Art Party Friday: January 10th 2014

Hello Cromrades! Luke here, standing in for Sir Jon. We want to show off some cool Howard inspired art out there on the interwubz. If you have any art you wish to share, be you the creator or just an admirer, please email us at with the image and source and we will try to feature it here on the blog! Also, please visit one or all of the sites for these talented folks. You can always find art for purchase, prints, or even coffee mugs to buy!

Since we're prepping for an upcoming episode focusing on Conan in comics, let's focus on some of the artwork from Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan magazine! It's crazy how long that magazine ran... 235 issues! Seriously, if you have 15 minutes to kill, just take a trip over to Comic Vine and look over all the great stories and articles that ran in that series.

First off, here's Tim Conrad's Conan in "The Forever Phial" in Savage Sword of Conan #8...

And here's the killer Red Sonja by Frank Thorne found in "Wizards of the Black Sun" from Savage Sword of Conan #23...

Finally, here's the great opener from Baron Yoshimoto's "In the Desert of Dreams," found in Savage Sword of Conan #67...

Varied art styles, same great series!

If you're interested in reading any of the comics we'll be specifically discussing in our upcoming comics episode, check out the Barry Windsor Smith art for "The Frost Giant's Daughter" (reprinted in Savage Sword of Conan #1), as well as the Buscema / Alcala art on "The Citadel at the Center of Time" (Savage Sword of Conan #7), and the Buscema / DeZuniga art team-up on "The Flame Knife" (Savage Sword of Conan #31). All penned by Roy Thomas, we hope to delve into his strengths when adapting material versus developing original content. The first couple stories are in the first Dark Horse volume and "The Flame Knife" is in the third Dark Horse volume.

That's it for this week!!! 

Look for some sweet jams early next week when the new episode drops!