John Carter of Mars, by John Coleman Burroughs (1959)

John Coleman (or "Jack") Burroughs was born in Chicago in February 1913, as the youngest son of Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs. John was a talented artist in his own right, and illustrated all his father's novels from 1937 on.

John Carter of Mars, by John Coleman Burroughs

In the 1940s, he illustrated the 'John Carter of Mars' Sunday newspaper strip, as well as a 'David Innes of Pellicudar' comic book feature and numerous Big Little Book covers. His wife, Jane Ralston, assisted him in the artwork and lettering and served as a model for the heroines he drew. In 1967, Ballantine Books published his solo novel 'Treasure of the Black Falcon'.

John Carter of Mars, by John Coleman Burroughs

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