American Illustrations


29 pioneering artists: 80 years of published science fiction


These science fiction, adventure and fantasy illustrations appeared on the covers of timeless novels such as the Tarzan series by Edgar Rice Burroughs and classic pulp magazines from the 1930s through 1960s, such as Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Fantastic Adventures, and Wonder Stories. Cover artwork for hardcover and paperback books by Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, and Robert Heinlein among other authors are also featured.

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Skull-face and Others

Hannes Bok (1914-1964) 1946 Gouache on illustration board 6 x 8" A.2.4 Originally published as book jacket for Skull-face and Others by Robert E. Howard, Arkham House, 1946. Many of Howard's stories originally appeared in Weird Tales magazine in the 1920s and 1930s.

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