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Sunday, 15 January 2012

A 50-Year Wait-02

In those far off days, I was drawing instead of studying for my GCEs...

This illustration is based on a scene from A Princess of Mars - John Carter's rescue of a Zodangan royalist. Drawn July 30, 1963. The original is 22"x10.5".

Even then I must have hankered after a split personality - ie using several pennames - as I signed it RWN-Morton and Ross Morton!


Nancy Curteman said...

I simply do not understand why authors use pen names. I want everyone to know it was I who wrote my novel.

Nik said...

Nancy, there are many reasons for a penname. Ask Ruth Rendell... My real name is too long so would never trip off the tonque. And since I served in the forces, where everyone has a nickname, that nickname became my penname (or at least one of them!)