Wednesday, March 28, 2018

100 Years of Robert Stanley

Killer Covers has become known for its extended tributes to both artists and authors. In the past, we’ve celebrated the careers of Robert McGinnis, Paul Rader, Harry Bennett, and Travis McGee creator John D. MacDonald. Today we begin a week-and-a-half-long salute to Robert C. Stanley (1918-1996), whose realistic artistry graced more than 200 covers of paperback releases from Dell Books during the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, giving that line an immediately familiar style.

We’ll kick things off later this morning with librarian Randal S. Brandt’s introduction to Stanley’s life and labors, and then follow up by posting different Stanley covers each day through Friday, April 6.

Please let us know what you think of this series as it proceeds.

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