Roy G. Krenkel: Father of Heroic Fantasy – A Centennial Celebration

A really beautiful book with artwork by Roy G. Krenkel. The main reason it is included here is that it has a whole chapter dedicated to Robert E. Howard. Krenkel was a huge Howard fan.

Krenkel illustrated numerous works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as well as Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, and more. But many of Krenkel’s works–what he called his “Doodles,” in a characteristically self-effacing manner–were rarely seen by even his biggest fans. And while many of Roy’s doodles were simple drawings, many were finished illustrations done for the pure pleasure of creating art. Most of the images in this book are published here for the very first time (courtesy of and with the full cooperation of the Krenkel Estate), and nearly all have been painstakingly scanned from the original art (in a manner akin to IDW’s Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition series) with the goal being to showcase Krenkel’s gorgeous original art in a way it has never been seen before. While the realms of science-fiction, heroic fantasy, paleontology, and historical reconstruction were particular specialties of Roy’s, his pen, brush, and palette knew no boundaries.

Contents

  • Roy G. Krenkel: Father of Heroic Fantasy: A Centennial Celebration • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 3 • Roy G. Krenkel: Taste and Tradition • essay by James Gurney
  • 6 • Introduction (Roy G. Krenkel: Father of Heroic Fantasy: A Centennial Celebration) • essay by AndrewSteven Damsits [as by A. S. Damsits]
  • 12 • Foreword (Roy G. Krenkel: Father of Heroic Fantasy: A Centennial Celebration) • essay by AndrewSteven Damsits and Barry Klugerman
  • 316 • Afterword (Roy G. Krenkel: Father of Heroic Fantasy: A Centennial Celebration) • essay by Iain McCaig

Notes

No dust jacket.
Stated first printing, number line “22 21 20 19 1 2 3 4”
Date from Amazon.com, although the verification copy was purchased elsewhere 2019-11-16.

Check out some of Krenkels art in my gallery.

Publisher : IDW Publishing
Year : December 3. 2019
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Format : Hardcover
Pages : 304
Cover : Roy G. Krenkel
Illustrations : Roy G. Krenkel
ISFDB Review from Artist's Edition Index

 

A really beautiful book with artwork by Roy G. Krenkel. The main reason it is included here is that it has a whole chapter dedicated to Robert E. Howard. Krenkel was a huge Howard fan.

Krenkel illustrated numerous works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as well as Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, and more. But many of Krenkel’s works–what he called his “Doodles,” in a characteristically self-effacing manner–were rarely seen by even his biggest fans. And while many of Roy’s doodles were simple drawings, many were finished illustrations done for the pure pleasure of creating art. Most of the images in this book are published here for the very first time (courtesy of and with the full cooperation of the Krenkel Estate), and nearly all have been painstakingly scanned from the original art (in a manner akin to IDW’s Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition series) with the goal being to showcase Krenkel’s gorgeous original art in a way it has never been seen before. While the realms of science-fiction, heroic fantasy, paleontology, and historical reconstruction were particular specialties of Roy’s, his pen, brush, and palette knew no boundaries.

Tags: H. P. Lovecraft / Pulp / Robert E. Howard