Fantasy Variant - Pirates of Venus - the Canaveral Press Edition
PIRATES OF VENUS - St John variant for Canaveral editions - $11.99
Fantasy Variant:
     The original dust jacket for the Canaveral reprint of
Pirates of Venus is a poor effort, at best (see above right).  Canaveral Press
decided, probably to cut costs, to ignore the
original color J. Allen St. John illustration done for the first edition and substituted it with the
badly designed DJ using the gray-scale illustration on page 142 of the first edition (above left). I decided to replace this design with a full
color version of this composition.  

     So I scanned the original black and white illustration done on page 142 (see left B&W) of the first edition.  I then began to infuse color,
building it layer by layer, until I had a more life-like and a more colorful front cover.  I hope that you agree that this variant dj is a strong
esthetic improvement over the original, above right.