The first fully illustrated book of poetry by the giants of pulp literature, SONGS OF GIANTS, is now available to order! This signed, limited edition was offered exclusively through our Kickstarter campaign that ended in April 2019 with nearly 250% backing! Only 1000 copies will be printed! If you missed out on the Kickstarter, we will be taking orders before the book ships in June. Within the next few days we will add access to purchase on this website. So be sure to check back soon!
It was a wild time in publishing in the early part of the 20th century. The Pulps produced three particularly impressive authors; Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and H. P. Lovecraft. The names of these legendary authors have echoed down through the years, inspiring many more creators. One such creator is the award winning and Hall of Fame illustrator, Mark Wheatley.
SONGS OF GIANTS! A book of poetry resurrected from crumbling old pulp magazines by an exceptional illustrator with an intense love for the look, feel and language of the pulps. Each poem is a song of beauty, horror, and adventure! Discover all the romance, the secret fears, and take journeys through an unknown and surprising cosmos. All this and more awaits you in poems written by Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and H. P. Lovecraft. And each poem has been lovingly illustrated, capturing the essence of words that were set down as long as a century ago. Mark Wheatley has brought these poems to life with a fine line illustration style that is clearly inspired by the early, classic, golden age illustrators.
Working on his originals at a very large size, with a traditional brush, pen and ink approach, Mark Wheatley has invested over a year of his time into the creation of these elaborate illustrations, spending many, many hours living with these poems. And he has illustrated them in such a way that you will find yourself also spending long hours and days enjoying the worlds and characters visualized in these images and poems. Indeed, no one will be able to resist the sound and rhythm and beat of the drumming words to be found in these sensational poems.
You see, these poems are the SONGS OF GIANTS and they will inspire your own imagination. And this should be no surprise, because these SONGS OF GIANTS truly inspired an artist at the peak of his abilities, Mark Wheatley.
As if all that were not enough, SONGS OF GIANTS is also fortunate to feature an insightful introduction by Nebula award-winning Jack McDevitt.