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Volume 2060
Edgar Rice Burroughs'
TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR
Daily Newspaper Strips adapted by Rex Maxon and R. W. Palmer
March 17, 1930 - July 13, 1930
INTRODUCTION

TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR was released as a newspaper story-strip in 1930.
The Tarzan story-strips were not "comic strips", they were abridged versions of the novels with illustrations.
The strips usually consisted of four illustrated panels with text below
and were numbered rather than dated, enabling the newspaper using the feature
to start with the original strip, TARZAN OF THE APES, or with the strip which was in current release.
Each story-strip also had a code letter (TARZAN OF THE APES excepted)
and TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR was code "D" in the series.
It ran for 102  daily episodes and contained 408 illustrations by Rex Maxon.

CONTENTS AND GUIDE TO THE MAXON SERIES: ERBzine 2009
ERBzine 2060: Intro to ERB's Tarzan® and the Jewels of Opar  ~ 100 Daily Strips by Rex Maxon ~ 1930

2060 Jewels of Opar Intro
2061: 1 - 6
2062: 7 - 12
2063: 13 - 18
2064: 19 - 24
2065: 25 - 30
2066: 31 - 36
2067: 37 - 42
2068: 43 - 48
2069: 49 - 54
2070: 55 - 60
2071: 61 - 66
2072: 67 - 72
2073: 73 - 78
2074: 79 - 84
2075: 85 - 90
2076: 91 - 96
2076a: 97 - 102
Rex Maxon

Rex Hayden Maxon
Mar. 24, 1892 - Nov. 25, 1973
Lincoln ~ Lancaster County ~ Nebraska, USA



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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar ~ 1940 ~ No. 1495
Cover by Robert Weisman with 214 interiors by Rex Maxon from the 1930 daily newspaper strip
This Whitman Better Little Book is a condensation of the novel with illustrations by Rex Maxon reprinted fromt he daily story-strip.
The episodes concerning La of Opar are dropped from this version.


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ERB C.H.A.S.E.R. Online Bibliography
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0490.html
http://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0491.html
eText Edition
http://www.erbzine.com/craft/t5jo.html
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar - 1964 - Pulp/Newspaper Text Reprint - Original ArtJ. Allen St. John Art Folio - 1964 - Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
House of Greystoke publications
 

Index of the ERB Daily and Sunday Strips
http://www.erbzine.com/mag14/1439.html
 
 

Rex Maxon - Tarzan Artist
by Vernell Coriell
A Tarzan Adventures Tarzan Club Feature
from Volume 5 - No. 18
(This is a reprint from the Burroughs Bulletin by Burroughs Bulletin founder, Vernell Coriell)

18Tarzan Club Page introduces the man behind the Tarzan strip which you read in "Tarzan Adventures" each week: REX MAXON, whose brush first put the Jungle Lord into pictures on paper.

REX MAXON was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the home of the late artist, Clare Briggs, creator of WHEN A FEELER NEEDS A FRIEND. When Rex was still a boy, his brother, Paul, and the Briggs studied cartooning together. The Maxons moved to St. Louis and Rex was raised there and in suburban Webster Groves.

The Mississippi waterfront seemed to hold the youthful Maxon in a spell and he spent most of his time there sketching the old river steamers. However, the Maxons thought one artist in the family was enough and suggested that Rex became an electrical engineer. Rex refused to be discouraged and while still a lad of 17, in high school, he obtained a job with the Government during summer holidays painting the river steamboats.

"My first newspaper job, in my late teens," says Mr. Maxon, "was on the St. Louis Republic, which has since closed down. After a short period in Chicago, where I studied art at the ARt Students' League, I did advertising art for an agency. Then I came to New York and did newspaper features, theatrical and semi-comic, for the Evening Mail and later the New York Globe."

"From that work," Mr. Maxon continues, "I went to free-lancing, dividing my time between advertising and illustrating. It was during this time while I was illustrating fiction for the Metropolitan News Syndicate, that I was chosen to do the Tarzan daily strip with fresh material when the story-strips finally caught up with the written works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Mr. Maxon also introduced the first Sunday Tarzan page in colour on March 15th, 1931. However, the job of drawing both the daily and Sunday features took up so much of his time that he relinquished the Sunday colour page to other artists.

Rex Maxon is now doing fine-art illustration work and painting as a free-lance artist. He lives with his wife, the former Hazel Carter, a newspaper feature writer, and their daughter Jeanne, about 45 miles from New York in Rockland County on the Hudson River.

The Rex Maxon Tribute in ERBzine starts at ERBzine 0827


THE REX MAXON TRIBUTE PAGES
The Story of the Maxon Tarzan Strips

I. Intro and Bio
II. Maxon/Foster Connection
III. Reprints
IV. Summary of Sunday Pages
V. Sunday Pages Thumbnails
Sunday Pages I
Sunday Pages II

CONTENTS AND GUIDE TO THE MAXON SERIES: ERBzine 2009
ERBzine 2060: Intro to ERB's Tarzan® and the Jewels of Opar  ~ 100 Daily Strips by Rex Maxon ~ 1930
2060 Jewels of Opar Intro
2061: 1 - 6
2062: 7 - 12
2063: 13 - 18
2064: 19 - 24
2065: 25 - 30
2066: 31 - 36
2067: 37 - 42
2068: 43 - 48
2069: 49 - 54
2070: 55 - 60
2071: 61 - 66
2072: 67 - 72
2073: 73 - 78
2074: 79 - 84
2075: 85 - 90
2076: 91 - 96
2076a: 97 - 102


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