ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Years ago, the quickest way to break into the paperback book market as a cover artist was to create western paintings. Any western painting will fit on the cover of 80% of any western novel. This gave the artist great leeway and freedom to work.
“The Lurking Gun” was done in my second year in Reilly’s class. By the time I finished Reilly’s classes, I was illustrating fulltime.