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BURROUGHS WORLD ART BY
CHRIS L. ADAMS
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(L) Chris at the Museum of Science and Industry
at Chicago, IL Visited after leaving the 2019 Chicago ECOF specifically
to see the U-505 German U-Boat What Chris has to say about visiting the
submarine: "It wasn't the U-33, but it was amazing to visit such an historic
(R) Chris and Melisa on the balcony
of the Clarion Hotel attending the 2018 Morgan City, LA Dum Dum right
before heading to Café Jo Jo’s for the Dum Dum Banquet.
This painting was commissioned by Gary Buckingham for his
ERB Inc. authorized novel, Tarzan and the Lion of Judah,
which saw limited release in November 2021 at the Dum Dum in Alberquerque.
The request was for an image of the dirigible O-220 preparing to exit Pellucidar
via the Polar Opening and was to feature examples of the Pellucidarian
thag. A pair of thipdars are curious about the dirigible.
Although the initial release was only a handful of books
for the Dum Dum attendees, there is to be a follow-up release of various
hardcover editions, including a Deluxe Signed Edition and a Deluxe Signed
Sketch edition. Only 52 of the Sketch editions will be printed, with
each featuring a custom remarque by Dan Parsons, the artist who painted
the cover of the Dum Dum edition, also known as the Standard Edition.
Note: the B&W image was created specifically to meet the demand for
grayscale interior art. The color image was used only on the limited,
8.5"x11" Deluxe Signed and Deluxe Signed Sketch editions.
Painting by Chris L Adams, Photos (C) Edgar Rice
Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"Tarzan of the Apes"
What Chris has to say about his rendition of Tarzan of
"Sometimes I get crazy ideas when I'm looking for something
to paint next. I somehow got the idea to paint my own version
of the cover from the first hardback release of Tarzan of the Apes. I consider
this my homage to the 1914 1st Edition A. C. McClurg Tarzan of the Apes
cover by artist Fred J. Arting. The original dust jacket was limited to
3 or so colors, so I went a little crazy here. The Tarzan is my own design
as I felt Fred's ape man looked a bit anemic (sorry Fred!).
Painting by Chris L Adams, Photos (C) Chris L Adams.
All Rights Reserved.
"Tarzan Rescues the Moon"
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's Jungle Tales of
Tarzan tale, "Tarzan Rescues the Moon."
What Chris has to say about his rendition of Tarzan Rescues
"I was asked to do a piece for a small-batch fanzine based
on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Jungle Tales of Tarzan, which turned
100 back in 2019. In "Tarzan Rescues the Moon", the apes fear that Goro
the Moon is being devoured by Numa of the sky. The story details how Tarzan
is fetched to save Goro from his fate--which is actually a lunar eclipse.
This is an oil piece, done on an 11x14 gesso board.
I typically paint in a Bob Ross style (watching Bob is what inspired me
to begin painting) and some may recognize in this piece some of the techniques
Bob employed. I think Bob would enjoy that I went with a "Blood Moon".
A B&W image of this painting was used in Gary Buckingham's Tarzan tale,
Untamed Frontiers, authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
Copies of this paperback (limited to 350 copies) may be obtained by emailing
Gary at email@example.com.
Price is $25 shipped for US domestic mail. Tarzan: Untamed
Frontiers is also available from Bud Art Books.
"Tars Tarkas comes to Helium"
What Chris has to say about Tars Tarkas comes to Helium:
"The idea for this painting came straight from the first
novel of my Barsoom series (not yet published, but under contract with
ERB Inc.). This is an early scene where Tars Tarkas visits the city
of Helium, at the request of his good friend and comrade-in-arms, John
Chris and Melisa at the Museum of Science and
Industry at Chicago, IL posing with the U-505.
What Chris has further to say about visiting the submarine:
Chris grins:: "A beautiful girl and a WW2 U-boat---what's not to love about
Enjoy the Colourizations of
Vintage ERB Photos by Chris at:
MEET CHRIS L. ADAMS
Chris L Adams spent years playing guitar in various bands
and during that time was more of a voracious reader than writer. After
that last band collapsed, he turned from writing songs to writing stories,
eventually turning out a Barsoom series as a tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs,
his favorite author.
In addition to the Mars series, he has also written and
self-published a host of short stories, together with the occasional poem
which he usually shares with friends, with one of the shorter ones always
displayed on the homepage of his website. Together with writing stories
and poems, Chris also dabbles in painting. As a matter of fact, the cover
for his novel The Hunter and the Sorcerer is one of his.
More information about Chris and his works can be found
on his site where one will find links, information on available stories,
and other things of interest.
Chris resides in southern WV with his wife and two children.
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