Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Call of “Wild”

Pseudonymous blogger Rex Parker insists that the 1957, Robert Maguire-illustrated paperback front of Jim Thompson’s Wild Town is “pretty much the quintessential cover. It’s the first book I brought home (almost 20 years ago now) that made me feel like I had committed; I was really doing this; I was a collector.” Read more of Parker’s observations on Maguire’s talents here.

I’ve used Maguire’s Wild Town artwork myself, to help illustrate this post about classic paperback crime-fiction fronts.

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