J. David Spurlock has contributed significantly to ERB history through numerous publications.
An award-winning author, editor and illustrator, Spurlock, is a pop-culture historian and advocate for artists' rights who, has served as President of the Society of Illustrators in Dallas, in addition to working with many of the greatest names in the history of illustration and cartooning including. . . and more.
John Carter of Mars comics artist Carmine Infantino, Tarzan book cover artist Neal Adams, The Shadow illustrator Jim Steranko, Famous Monsters artist Basil Gogos, legendary ERB illustrator Frank Frazetta, Tarzan comics artist Joe Kubert, the Wally Wood Estate
Spurlock's career also includes work for Disney, Sony, Vanguard, DC Comics, Dark Horse, and MTV.
Burroughs-related works by Spurlock include:
Hal Foster Prince of Illustrators, RGK: Art of Roy G. Krenkel, Joe Kubert: How to Draw from Life, The Al Williamson Sketchbook, FRAZETTA The Definitive Reference, Jeffrey Jones Sketchbook, John Buscema Sketchbook, The Art of Neal Adams, The Drawings of J. Allen St. John and, with Stephen Korshak, The Paintings of J. Allen St. John.
Spurlock has founded multiple scholarship funds at the School of Visual Arts in New York (founded by Tarzan artist Burne Hogarth & Silas Rhodes) and has taught at the university level since 1986. Spurlock's works have been acclaimed by The New York Times, IPPY Awards, Entertainment Weekly, Eisner Awards, National Public Radio, Locus Awards, Time Out New York, Library Journal, the Rondo Awards, Publishers Weekly, the Hugo Awards, The Village Voice, and more.
Spurlock was a good friend of Edgar Rice Burroughs grandson, the late ERB Inc. director, Danton Burroughs. Spurlock and Vanguard have recently released a new printing of Paintings of J. Allen St. John and plan new editions of the Frazetta Reference and the award-wining Hal Foster book along with the new Art of Neal Adams and more with legendary Burroughs illustrator Frank Frazetta -- all this summer! There are also discussions that Spurlock might join his Paintings of St. John co-author Stephen Korshak at this summer's 2010 Dum Dum in Chicago.
Frank Frazetta and J. David Spurlock Oct. 14, 2009
J. David Spurlock
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