A cover design for A. Merritt. Matthews sent a pencilled layout to the publishers, Avon Books in New York. A week or two later he happened to be in New York and called in at their office to see if it had arrived and if they had reached a decision about it. The art director went wild – unfortunately not out of joy at seeing Matthews. It seems that the rough draft had been sent back to England by express post, with an urgent demand for finished work to meet a pressing deadline. When Matthews got home, he found that he only had three days to do the work and so it became one of those round-the-clock, bags-under-the-eyes jobs, fuelled by gallons of coffee.
A brand new, hand-signed, original 1970s poster. Lord Jagged of Canaria was Matthews' first full colour, fantasy paperback commission done for the third of Michael Moorcock’s The Dancers...View full product details
A brand new, hand-signed, original 1970s poster. The gloomy and aloof Mongrove and his snail were done for the cover of a hardback entitled Legends...View full product details
Vortex magazine came into being in 1977 and ran for about a dozen copies before lack of funding caught up with it. Vortex No. 3 featured...View full product details
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