Monday, November 22, 2010

Giving Kalin His Due

Just over a year ago, I wrote on this page about artist Victor Kalin, who was responsible for the outstanding cover illustration on Thomas B. Dewey’s 1962 paperback novel Go, Honeylou. Then, just last month, Kalin’s daughter, Rebecca, e-mailed me with news that she has created a “Web archive of his paperback book covers.”

Located here, that resource-in-progress features Kalin’s work on series by such well-known authors as Mary Roberts Rinehart, John Creasey, and Frank Kane, as well as his illustrations for Gothic, western, and war novels. As a fun addition, there’s a link to YouTube, where you can watch a 1981 General Electric TV commercial in which Victor Kalin himself is seen painting a portrait.

I’m very pleased to see Victor Kalin being honored in this way. Check out the site when you have a chance. You’ll be glad you did.

1 comment:

Snidely Whiplash said...

Mystery solved, Kalin is the anonymous artist of the "Doorway to Death" cover you ran a while back