Wednesday, 29 July 2015

In honor of International Tiger Day



Short Stories April 10, 1946
Short Stories April 10, 1946

A wonderful cover by A. R. Tilburne, and stories from Dan Cushman, Caddo Cameron and Wilbur S. Peacock - all great authors. This is one I have.


Some more tigers from the same artist and same magazine:


Short Stories, November 10, 1938
Short Stories, November 10, 1938



Short Stories, April 10th, 1939
Short Stories, April 10th, 1939
Short Stories, September 10, 1944
Short Stories, September 10, 1944
 
Adventure, October 3, 1918
Adventure, October 3, 1918


Adventure, June 10th, 1922
Adventure, June 10th, 1922

Adventure, June 1946
Adventure, June 1946
Adventure, December 15, 1932
Adventure, December 15, 1932 
 
Adventure, June 15th, 1932
Adventure, June 15th, 1932
 
The most unlikely one:
Adventure, November 1933
Adventure, November 1933
And to round it all off, another tiger cover from A.R. Tilburne:
 
Adventure, September 1941
Adventure, September 1941
 
Pick your favorite and tell us why in the comments,
or share your personal favorite tiger cover.
 
 
Bonus: The prize winner
Weird Tales, April 1933
Weird Tales, April 1933
 

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for reminding us about International Tiger Day. I'll take the day off and celebrate. Though come to think of it I have everyday off already. The WEIRD TALES cover reminds me that I saw the original painting on display at an early Pulpcon in the 1970's. Darrell Richardson, who liked to refer to himself as The Old Tiger, owned it.

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  2. I haven't seen any of them in person. The closest I came to the Weird Tales cover was when the Robert Lesser Collection of pulp art was being exhibited: The Weird Tales painting is #7 in the slide show.

    Matt Moring over at Altus Press has more photos from the exhibition, but no more tigers.

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    1. I remember Bob Lesser telling me about how he visited Darrell Richardson and bought the WEIRD TALES painting. Darrell went on a trip around the world with the money.

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  3. The new issue of ASIMOV'S SF magazine has a tiger on the cover, the September 2015 issue.

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    1. http://www.asimovs.com/current-issue/ has the picture. Coincidence?

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  4. All of the tiger covers are great, but the WEIRD TALES tiger is the best, no doubt about it.

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    1. Yes, it's wonderful, but I'll reserve my opinion till I've seen the painting in person. I hope to do that someday.

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