The Art of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Jul 3, 2019 by

The late Ray Bradbury called Edgar Rice Burroughs “the most influential writer, bar none,” of the twentieth century. In TARZAN: THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, Tracy Scott Griffin labels Burroughs’ Tarzan as “one of the greatest literary achievements in history,” placing the character alongside “King Arthur, Robin Hood, and Superman in worldwide popularity.”

As part of our focus on the many ways pulp fiction and pulp art have inspired and continue to inspire creators, PulpFest 2019 will host an exhibition dedicated to artwork inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs. On display will be original art for books, newspaper strips, comic books, graphic albums, and fan magazines, created by such major illustrators as Bob Abbett, Richard Hescox, Joe Jusko, and Richard Powers. Other prominent professional and fan artists will also be featured in the show.

A follow-up to last year’s rare gallery showing of original art by acclaimed writer-illustrator Mark Wheatley, here is your chance to view works featured in some of the most prominent archive editions and books featuring Burroughs’ work. With the support of The Burroughs Bibliophiles — the nonprofit literary society devoted to Burroughs and his works — this year’s PulpFest art show promises to be a unique way to experience the creative worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Join PulpFest 2019 on Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17, for this special art exhibition examining of the pervasive influence of Edgar Rice Burroughs on popular culture. “The Art of Edgar Rice Burroughs” will be open for viewing from 2:30 to 4:30 PM on both days.

PulpFest 2019 will begin on Thursday, August 15, and run through Sunday, August 18.  Join PulpFest at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City” of Pittsburgh in Mars, PA.

To become a member of PulpFest 2019, click the Register button below our homepage banner. To book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton — our host hotel — click the Book a Room button, also found on our homepage.

(Founded in September 1960, The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a worldwide organization of aficionados who share a love for the works and characters of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the celebrated creator of Tarzan. The group’s membership list boasts its fair share of bestselling authors, artists, scientists, teachers, and academicians, as well as readers who simply love a good story well told. Their logo is based upon J. Allen St. John‘s dust jacket art for TARZAN AND THE GOLDEN LION, published by A.C. McClurg & Co. in 1923.)



June 2019 — More Cons!

Apr 29, 2019 by

With just over 100 days to go until PulpFest 2019, you might be getting a bit antsy for some pulps or pulp fiction. To whet your appetite for summer’s “Celebration of Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction, and More,” here are a few related conventions that will take place in June.

This year’s Robert E. Howard Days will feature David C. Smith as its guest of honor. The author of ROBERT E. HOWARD: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, Smith will appear on at least one panel and be the guest speaker at the convention’s Celebration Dinner. Howard Days will be celebrating the ninetieth  anniversary of Sword & Sorcery, created in Robert E. Howard’s “The Shadow Kingdom.” 2019 is also the ninetieth birthday of Sailor Steve Costigan and the 30th anniversary of the acquisition of the Howard House by Project Pride (purchased by Howard’s father in 1919).

The annual gathering of Two-Gun Bob’s fans is sponsored by Project Pride of Cross Plains, the Robert E. Howard Foundation, and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association. Visit the Howard Days home page or Facebook site to learn more about this great event. You can also write to for information. The convention takes place in Cross Plains, Texas on June 7 – 8.

The 2019 gathering of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship is planned for the weekend of June 13 – 15. Hosted by the Chicago Muckers, it will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, located in Oakbrook, Illinois. Award-winning artist Joe Jusko will be the guest of honor. He will also provide the cover art and a frontispiece for THE OAKDALE AFFAIR, a free hardcover book that will be presented to every attendee at the convention. The book will feature interior illustrations by a dozen artists.

For additional information on the 2019 ECOF — including a schedule of events — please visit Bill and Sue-On Hillman’s ERBzine or write to Jim Hadac at 3618 Raymond Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513-1564.

Classicon is one of the oldest pulp and paperback shows. It’s usually held in the spring and fall in Lansing, Michigan. At this time, it’s not certain when the next Classicon will take place. You’ll find more information about this one-day convention on the Curious Book Shop webpage.

Hopefully, these cons will keep your thirst at bay while you await PulpFest 2019 —  the destination for fans and collectors of genre fiction — both old and new — pop art and illustration, and much more. The convention will begin on Thursday, August 15, and run through Sunday, August 18.  Join PulpFest at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City” of Pittsburgh. We’ll be celebrating “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories” at this year’s gathering. Click our Programming button below our homepage banner to get a preview of all the great presentations at this year’s event.

To join PulpFest 2019, click the Register button below our homepage banner. To book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton — our host hotel — click the Book a Room button, also found on our homepage.

(The banner for the 2019 Robert E. Howard Days was designed and copyrighted by Justin Sweet.)