Edgar Rice Burroughs Tribute and Weekly Webzine Site
1996 ~ Over 15,000 Webpages in Archive
A PHOTO GALLERY
Over his long and illustrious
created countless fabulous art
pieces, but left very few photographs of himself.
For this Tribute Page we've
displayed the photos of Roy that we've been able to discover
. . . so far. . .
Most images may be clicked
to full size
FUN WITH LONGTIME FRIEND FRANK
Fun with long-time friend Frank
Roy with Al Williamson ~ Fan Shot
Roy with William Stout and Al Williamson
School of Visual Arts - 1948
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BURROUGHS ARTIST RGK
By Roy G. Krenkel
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A Reprint from Caz's Award-Winning Fanzine
ACE COVERS BY ROY KRENKEL
3330 : Earth's Core and Moon
3331 : The Planets
3332 : Savage Earth
Roy Gerald Krenkel (1918.07.11-1983.02.11)
Before serving in World War II, he
studied at the Art Students League of New York. He served as a Private
in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during WWII. His enlistment papers
of January 23, 1942 record him as living in Queens, and having graduated
high school, single, without dependents, and employed as an actor. After
World War II, he attended Burne Hogarth's classes at the Cartoonists and
Illustrators School, which became the School of Visual Arts. There he met
a group of young cartoonists, including Joe Orlando, Frank Frazetta and
Al Williamson and later worked with Wallace Wood, Gil Kane and many more.
RGK was a major influence on his contemporaries and later artists.
noted, "I met Roy Krenkel back in 1949 or 1950, and he has never ceased
to be a constant source of inspiration to me—a truly conscientious artist
who will not tolerate incompetence."
out doing comic book art in the early 1950s, working for companies like
ACG, Atlas, Eastern, the legendary EC, Harvey and Warren. Krenkel
eventually abandoned his comic activities and devoted himself to illustration,
most notably cover illustrations for books by Edgar Rice Burroughs and
Otis A. Kline.
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." ~ Danton Burroughs
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