Artists of Appendix N: Hal Foster
Jul22

Artists of Appendix N: Hal Foster

A Profile of Hal Foster by Joshua LH Burnett When discussing Appendix N and its influence on role-playing adventure games, comic strips are rarely brought up. But comics like Buck Rogers, Terry and the Pirates, and the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan are foundational works of the American science fiction and adventure genres. Hal Foster is one of the fathers of the modern adventure comic, and if you don’t know his name,...

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A Profile of Legendary Illustrator Alex Raymond
May05

A Profile of Legendary Illustrator Alex Raymond

A Profile of Alex Raymond by Joshua LH Burnett Few people have influenced American comics as much as Alex Raymond. While “Jungle Jim” and “Rip Carson” may not be household names, Raymond’s most famous creation, Flash Gordon, is so ingrained into American pop culture that simply his name can be used as shorthand for a specific type of heroic, romantic science fiction. Alex Raymond’s career was short, and his death came far too soon,...

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