Robert E. Howard and Two-Gun Bob: Drawings by Jim & Ruth Keegan

Robert E Howard / Jim & Ruth Keegan – Robert E. Howard and Two-Gun Bob. Keegans (2007). 

“The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob”
Originally appeared in Dark Horse Comics CONAN #23
“Introduction” by Jim & Ruth Keegan

This chapbook (softcover compilation) contains finished illustrations and the pencil (or, in some cases it appears, ink and wash) sketches that represent various stages in their development.

Songs of Giants: The Poetry of Pulp

SONGS OF GIANTS is a collection of some of the very best poetry written by three giants of pulp literature; Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and H. P. Lovecraft. In March 2019 Mark Wheatley launched a Kickstarter and it was a giant success. In a short period of time it was funded by 293 backers which pledged $13,415 to bring the project to life.

Wheatley has brought the poems to life with illustrations inspired by the early, classic, golden age of pulp illustrators.

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter v1 #1

After completing the seven page first draft of “Rattle of Bones,” REH decided that the story needed another ending and he rewrote the last two pages of the typescript. The seven carbon copy pages of the first draft and the originals to the first version of pages 6 and 7 were archived.

This newsletter version appears as a text version accompanied by scans of the seven carbon copy first draft pages.

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter v1 #2

Contains several untitled typescripts. The untitled synopses and the note about Hernando de Guzman are copies of Howard typescripts. “The Silver Heel” synopsis is missing the first two pages.
“A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman” is a copy of Howard’s handwritten school theme paper. The untitled poem on page 15 is incomplete. The fragment on the back cover is a color copy of Howard’s typed draft, p. 15, that ends in a synopsis of the remainder of the story.

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter v1 #3

“While Smoke Rolled” is a facsimile of the Howard typescript of a draft of the story. This story has never been published in this, its original version. This version has Pike Bearfield as the hero; the published version has Breckinridge Elkins in his place. The back cover is a color copy of one of Howard’s onionskin carbons, with the text on the reverse side showing through (typed on both sides to save on paper costs).

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter v1 #4

The “Pigeons from Hell” draft is a facsimile of the Howard typescript. It is significantly shorter than the final story and does not have the element of revenge that is in the final version.
The list of ruler’s titles covers countries in the Near and Middle East.
The synopsis on the back cover is a color facsimile of the Howard typescript.

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter v2 #1

“The Cairn on the Headland” draft is a facsimile of Howard’s typescript, free of modifications made to the published story by Strange Tales editor Harry Bates.
The untitled story is a facsimile of a Howard typescript describing an imaginary boxing match.
The two poems on the back cover are a facsimile copy of a handwritten single sheet of paper.