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Collecting Monsters => Memorable Memorabilia => Topic started by: James Burrell on March 14, 2019, 10:05:32 PM

Title: Did James Bama paint the cover art for the 1965 Bantam KING KONG Paperback?
Post by: James Burrell on March 14, 2019, 10:05:32 PM
Hi All,

It's been a very long time since I've posted here. Hope all is well with everyone.

I'm currently working on a project, and I am hoping that someone who is knowledgeable about artist James Bama will be able to please tell me whether he had painted the cover for the King Kong paperback novel that was published in 1965 by Bantam Books. The cover is predominantly brown, with an illustration of Kong and Fay Wray and the title in yellow-orange coloured words, and the blurb "Never before in paperback! The all-time king of the monsters" appearing at the top of the cover. If anyone can please confirm that he did the artwork and could let me know, I would be most grateful.

Additionally, I am also trying to locate the names of other artists who painted or designed covers for other (preferably vintage) paperback horror film and TV-show novelizations. If anyone knows of any, and could please let me know, that would be fantastic, and very much appreciated. PMs are also welcome, if you'd rather not post publicly.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide!

-James
Title: Re: Did James Bama paint the cover art for the 1965 Bantam KING KONG Paperback?
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 14, 2019, 10:15:37 PM
Hi All,

It's been a very long time since I've posted here. Hope all is well with everyone.

I'm currently working on a project, and I am hoping that someone who is knowledgeable about artist James Bama will be able to please tell me whether he had painted the cover for the King Kong paperback novel that was published in 1965 by Bantam Books. The cover is predominantly brown, with an illustration of Kong and Fay Wray and the title in yellow-orange coloured words, and the blurb "Never before in paperback! The all-time king of the monsters" appearing at the top of the cover. If anyone can please confirm that he did the artwork and could let me know, I would be most grateful.

Additionally, I am also trying to locate the names of other artists who painted or designed covers for other (preferably vintage) paperback horror film and TV-show novelizations. If anyone knows of any, and could please let me know, that would be fantastic, and very much appreciated. PMs are also welcome, if you'd rather not post publicly.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide!

-James

Hello, James! Welcome back to the UMA. This is a great forum. I am sure someone will provide an answer.
James Bama is such a fantastic artist.
Title: Re: Did James Bama paint the cover art for the 1965 Bantam KING KONG Paperback?
Post by: Mike Scott on March 14, 2019, 10:28:54 PM
Yep, Bama.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3859/bsLW9G.jpg)

Swiped for a Doc Savage cover, with Doc added.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6395/7zPMHT.png)
Title: Re: Did James Bama paint the cover art for the 1965 Bantam KING KONG Paperback?
Post by: Hepcat on March 15, 2019, 08:46:17 AM
PMs are also welcome, if you'd rather not post publicly.

Huh?! I absolutely wouldn't be able to understand the thinking of any member who would be reluctant to share info with his fellow posters.

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Title: Re: Did James Bama paint the cover art for the 1965 Bantam KING KONG Paperback?
Post by: James Burrell on March 15, 2019, 09:51:39 PM
Yep, Bama.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3859/bsLW9G.jpg)

Swiped for a Doc Savage cover, with Doc added.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6395/7zPMHT.png)

Hi Mike!

Thank you so much for confirming this, I really appreciate it! And thank you for attaching the photos.

It's beautiful artwork, and very fitting that James Bama painted this!

Thanks again!

-James
Title: Re: Did James Bama paint the cover art for the 1965 Bantam KING KONG Paperback?
Post by: James Burrell on March 15, 2019, 09:57:04 PM
Huh?! I absolutely wouldn't be able to understand the thinking of any member who would be reluctant to share info with his fellow posters.

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Hi Hepcat!

Thanks for the reply.

I've actually had a handful of instances where contributors wished to communicate through PM, and not on the boards. It was a while back and I can't recall if it was here at UMA or somewhere else. Perhaps they were shy and wanted to stay out of the limelight! :)

Take care, have a great night!

-James
Title: Re: Did James Bama paint the cover art for the 1965 Bantam KING KONG Paperback?
Post by: Hepcat on March 16, 2019, 10:31:29 PM
You might want to check out this thread as well:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17721.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17721.0)

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Title: Re: Did James Bama paint the cover art for the 1965 Bantam KING KONG Paperback?
Post by: James Burrell on March 17, 2019, 01:43:20 PM
You might want to check out this thread as well:

[url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17721.0[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17721.0[/url])

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Thanks so much for the link, Hepcat! I really appreciate it.

-James