Lot 81: Neal Adams artwork for TARZAN: 2 pencil drawings
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Comic Art/Neal Adams] Neal Adams (1941-) The artist and comic book illustrator Neal Adams (1941-) is known for his paperback cover illustrations for 12 of the 24 Tarzan novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs that were released in the 1970s by Ballantine Books. Immensely popular with fans, the series remained in publication until the early 1990s. ++ Pencil drawing showing Tarzan holding an ape, standing next to tree. Unsigned, 11 ¼ x 17 ¼ in. ++ Pencil drawing or study of Tarzan kneeling, from behind, pointing. Unsigned, 11 ¼ x 17 ¼ in. Both in very good condition. Provenance: Phil Petras Collection of Tarzan Memorabilia. Tarzan expert Phil Petras began collecting in 1972, and his material, including books, original artwork and autographs, reflects the ongoing popularity and changing portrayals of the fictional hero created in 1912 by author Edgar Rice Burroughs.