Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Lost Gods of Lemuria

As the staff artist for Strange Aeons Magazine (described as the illegitimate love-child of a hot tryst between Heavy Metal Magazine and Weird Tales Magazine!), I get asked to do illustrations for submitted works of fiction. In issue #5, the legendary editor, writer, theologian and philosopher Robert M. Price sent in "The Lost Gods of Lemuria", a tale of Thongor the Barbarian.
I was unfamiliar with who Thongor was initially, just thought it a tale by Mr. Price in the vein of Conan. Upon further research I came to find that Thongor is an older character created by Lin Carter, whom Mr. Price who was appointed Carter's literary executor. Needless to say, I was quite excited to not only be illustrating an image for a story by Rober M. Price but to know it's roots go even farther back to the fantastical mind of the fantasy pulp writer Lin Carter had me rather thrilled.
I could only do one image and I knew I wanted it to be an action shot, so I focused on a battle towards the end of the tale with a demon that a witch conjurs up to thwart the mighty Thongor.


  1. Man, I truly do love this piece, Nick. It has such great movement to it, and evokes everything I love about pulp barbarian tales.

    The demon's right arm and hand are a sinewy, ropey delight.

  2. Thank you, Mr. Grau, your opinion is much appreciated.