Fantasy Variant - The Pirates of Venus - the Canaveral Press Edition
PIRATES OF VENUS - St John variant for Canaveral editions - $11.99
The original dust jacket for the Canaveral reprint of The 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
you can see at right. I decided to replace this design with a full color version of this basic composition.
So I scanned the original black and white illustration done for 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 is a strong esthetic improvement
over the original.