According to the Malay Mail, a free newspaper serving Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and confirmed through a search of Facebook as well as other sources, today—July 30—is National Paperback Day here in the States. By way of celebrating, the Mail has put together what it says are mini-bios of “some of the best cover artists of all time.” That list mentions James Avati, Robert McGinnis, Gerald Gregg, Robert Stanley, and Robert Jonas. It might have been more extensive, taking in all of the vintage paperback illustrators mentioned in this fine wrap-up from The Thrilling Detective Web Site.
I shall have to remember next year that National Paperback Day is an annual event. It could’ve provided another good excuse for me to create a gallery of classic compositions for Killer Covers.