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Forum Name: Louis L'Amour Discussion Forum
Topic ID: 7524
#0, Artwork in books
Posted by 3rdGen on 09-18-23 at 07:30 PM
I am re-reading "Outlaws of Mesquite" and I am enjoying the art work in the book.

Do any of the other books have art work?

I don't remember any others.

#1, RE: Artwork in books
Posted by blamour on 09-25-23 at 07:42 AM
In response to message #0
We tried it once or twice, but it was hard to manage and expensive for the publisher. The last thing you want to do is make life harder for your publisher!

#2, RE: Artwork in books
Posted by Sackettter8 on 11-05-23 at 08:21 AM
In response to message #1
Love the artwork in books, in fact I may buy four five issues of the same book with different colors.
Some of the older novels had better illustrations, notably by James Bama, Gregg Manchess, Lou Glanzman, Gordon Crabb, George Tsui,,,Lesli Ross,
and so many other's.. The western cover art by James Bama is quite interesting and has some of his best artist editions..
I have many favorites, but my all time is one that I wish was on a hard cover, and I plan on having it made into a poster to display on my wall,
and it depicts a dark rider on a dark horse, lighting a cigarette...

#3, RE: Artwork in books
Posted by blamour on 11-08-23 at 10:09 AM
In response to message #2
That was The Man From the Broken Hills by Bill George. We own that one but it was damaged in a fire. One of these days I'm going to try scanning and digitally restoring it.

#4, RE: Artwork in books
Posted by Sackettter8 on 11-09-23 at 02:13 PM
In response to message #3
My favorite cover out of so many..
Would love to have a poster size shot of that one, even a 8x10 would do as long as the quality is good. Just curious, when their is a cover for a book, maybe in multiple covers for the same book, who decides that?
Watching films from the late thirty's and forty's, I see so many authors I never heard of, except for Luke Short, Zane Grey, Ernest Haycox and so many well known writers, if Louis had started writing novels and getting published sooner, he most probably would have had more films made out of his writings, but he was born too late to get established...

#5, RE: Artwork in books
Posted by NoogaStrong on 11-22-23 at 06:25 PM
In response to message #4
What what is your favorite LL book turned movie? I always liked Guns of the Timberlands.

#6, RE: Artwork in books
Posted by Sackettter8 on 12-26-23 at 07:27 AM
In response to message #5
I like a few of them, mostly 'Crossfire Trail', 'TV made version of 'Down the Long Hills' and a few others, 'Sackett', Shadow Riders'.....