Saturday, July 23, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 11

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 10)


     (Gallery of Illustrations)

Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika were 3 names used by the same small publisher in Brazil.  The work of artists Jayme Cortez & Miguel Penteado, they produced some wonderful comics, many of them in the horror genre, each doing many gorgeous, stunning cover paintings!

I have discovered, between my own researches and the IMMENSE help of artist and fellow fan Toni Rodrigues, that Continental / Outubro / Taika during their run produced at least 25 POE adaptations-- MORE than Skywald or Warren !!  It's my intention to compile, clean up, TRANSLATE and COLOR every one of these for my POE blog project!!

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7, as it turns out, and not counting issue-long stories, was the 4th ALL-POE comic anthology, following Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47), CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51), and Dell's Poe's TALES OF TERROR (Feb'63), the last one 4 years earlier.  The next such book would be Gino Sansoni Editore's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #17 (Sep'69), some 2 years later, followed by until Warren's CREEPY #69 (Feb'75), some 5-1/2 years after that!

However, strangely enough for a comic-book, it ALSO contains 2 poems, presented simply as text pages with no illustrations whatsoever!  When my friend and fellow artist Toni Rodrigues e-mailed me hi-res scans of the book, at first I considered skipping these.  However, after months of delays, I was suddenly inspired to include them anyway-- and use them as as excuse to present a pair of galleries of illustrations done over the many decades since their publication!

The 5th feature for this issue is a presentation of Poe's 1845 poem...

Along with the various artworks, I decided to do MY OWN art for the poem.  This is turn inspired me to go back and do more of the same for "ULALUME".


cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1968)
New Art by Henry Kujawa  /  Page 88

"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by Gustave Dore   (1883)
"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by W. Heath Robinson   (1900)
"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by Charles H. White   (1907-1913)
"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by Edmund Dulac   (1912)
"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by Ivor Abrahams   (1976)
"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by "Lemuria"   (2008)
"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by Lorenzo Mattotti"   (2012)
"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by Sylvia Chan   (2012)

"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by "Flight Of Dragonfly"   (2015) 
"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by unknown   (20??)
"THE VALLEY OF UNREST" by unknown   (20??)
Copyright (C) Nico Rosso  &  the various artists.

Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 from Toni Rodrigues
     with special thanks!

     Scans of "The Valley Of Unrest" by...
Gustave Dore (1883) from MY collection,
W. Heath Robinson (1900) from the EBooks@Adelaide site,
Charles H. White (1907-1913) from the Live Auction Group site,

Edmund Dulac (1912) from Poul Webb / Art & Artists blog,
Ivor Abrahams (1976) from the site,
"Lemuria" (2008) from the Life Is Passing Me By blog,
Lorenzo Mattotti (2012) from MY collection,
Sylvia Chan (2012) from the Art site,
"Flight of Dragonfly" (2015) from the Deviant Art site,
unknown (year unknown) from the Art Of site, and 
unknown (year unknown) from the Fleurs Demal NL site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan Poe
at The Poe Museum site.

Read about Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika at Guia Dos Quadrinhos.
Visit the Nico Rosso blog!

See more covers from Editora Outubro at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Taika at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.


     at the Edgar Allan Poe Society Of Baltimore site.
Read the complete poem at the EBooks site.

Read The Complete Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe
     illustrated by W. Heath Robinson at the EBooks@Adelaide site.
See more Edmund Dulac art at the Art & Artists blog.

See more Ivor Abrahams art at the site.
See more Sylvia Chan art at the Art Slant site.
See more Flight-Of-Dragonfly art at the DeviantArt site.

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 12) 

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