Sunday, January 15, 2012

ANOTHER SPLENDID PAPERBACK COVER GALLERY - THIS TIME FEATURING THE FANTASTIC ART OF FRANK BENIER featured in the newest issue of The Paperback Fanatic. In the early sixties, Australia's pulp paperback house Horwitz published a series of horror anthologies I'd kill to have. All the striking cover art was done by cartoonist/painter Frank Benier and they're some of the best I've seen. Here they are in all their gory glory:
TALES OF TERROR (1961, Charles Higham, ed.)
WEIRD STORIES (1961, Charles Higham, ed.)
TALES OF HORROR (1962, Charles Higham, ed.)
THE CURSE OF DRACULA (1962, Charles Higham, ed.)
SPINE-TINGLING TALES (1962, Charles Higham, ed.)
NIGHTMARE TALES (1962, Charles Higham, ed.)
SHOCK STORIES (1962, James Workman)
TERRIFYING TALES (1963, James Workman)
HORROR TALES (1963, James Workman)

4 comments:

wellyousaythat© said...

The term I would use is 'perfect fit'.
Apt covers for the material

Cerpts said...

Yes indeed. If'n only I could find these books. And not break the bank doing it!

Benier's artwork reminds me a little of Hannes Bok -- probably owing from his cartoonist background.

wellyousaythat© said...

I've also noticed that Benier is something of a breast man; and why not

Cerpts said...

Why not indeed!