Friday, June 21, 2013
Tarzan In La-La Land!
That's a powerful rendering of ERB's Lord of the Jungle. Rich Corben has the ability to blend power and an odd grace in his distinctive work. His figures are rarely on model, nor especially true to human anatomy, rather being extravagant images of pure potency. "Robust" is the word that comes to mind.
This Tarzan art served well as the cover for the Burroughs Bulletin which headlined a Corben story featuring Tarzan's meeting with the wickedly lovely Queen of Opar, the alluring La.
Below is that meeting.
Not exactly what ERB had in mind. But it sure is memorable. It sticks, and that's what Corben is so very very good at, making art that stays in the mind and kindles the imagination.