Thursday, February 16, 2012

Running with the Wolves

The world of the "Ginger Star" was a creation of author and screenwriter Leigh Brackett. I enjoyed the trilogy she wrote about the world of Skaith, orbiting a fading star and filled with the ruins of dead civilizations. There was plenty of traditional fantasy adventure and swashbuckling action. This little picture illustrates the hero of the series, Eric John Stark, tromping through the snow with his arctic wolfpack allies. This is one of the fantasy worlds tales I wouldn't mind revisiting.

"Stark and the North-hounds" is gouache on illustration board, 8" x 3", February 1983.