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DetailsTwo classics in one handsome hardcover. One of the most influential illustrators ever adapts two of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels! First came Hogarth's Tarzan of the Apes in 1972, faithfully telling of the Ape-Man origin, from a baby raised by apes to meeting Jane as a young jungle god and learning he was Lord Greystoke. In 1976 Hogarth followed up with Jungle Tales of Tarzan, a wonderful set of ERB stories of the Jungle Lord as a boy becoming a man, questioning life and the world.
Here, for the first time, are both long-unavailable books together. Burne Hogarth took over drawing the full color Tarzan Sunday Page from Hal Foster in 1937, and went on to draw the Ape-Man as a demi-god of his jungle domain unjtil 1950. He then turned his attention to fine art and teaching at the school he co-founded, The School of Visual Arts, still operating today. And Hogarth was also creating how-to-draw books, such as Dynamic Anatomy, that were hugely popular and are still in print today.
But Tarzan still held him spellbound, so it came about that he created these two "graphic novels." This was a chance to interpret the Ape-Man, without restrictions, and adhering to ERB's original text and vision.
Hogarth further flexed his artistry, experimenting with ways to show both motion and emotion, adding brilliant colors and jungle detail rivaled only by Frank Frazetta--who, in fact, was directly influenced by Hogarth's 1940s pages.
Foreword by Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson: "Lush jungles, fierce creatures, and 'dynamic figure drawing' (his own term) combined to create one of the all-time great comic strips. Every panel meticulously planned. Every brush mark filled with purpose. His figures owed a debt to classical inspiration, but even such seemingly insignificant elements as the bend of a wrist or the position of fingers on a hand were used to enormous effect."
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Item Code TARBH Publisher Dark Horse Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781616555375 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 261pg Color Partial Color
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