THE OUTLANDISH ART OF MAHLON BLAINE. Edited by Brian J. Hunt. [Portland, OR: GB Graphics, 2009, [i.e. 2010.]. Large octavo, pp. 1-456 [457-459: blank] [460: printer's code], many illustrations, pictorial wrappers. First edition, perhaps a later printing. "In 1923 Mahlon Blaine burst upon the art scene with striking works of imagination and vision. Within a short time his work was published in everything ranging from children's books and mainstream magazines to erotic portfolios. The body of work he produced between 1926 and 1930 was nothing short of phenomenal ... After 1931 his output became increasingly sporadic. His last known major contract was with Canaveral Press in 1962 for their line of Edgar Rice Burroughs reprints. Sadly like so many artists before him who who have given us so much, Blaine died penniless and forgotten in January of 1969. This volume samples Mahlon Blaine's unique artistic visions, from his grand emergence in the roaring 20's through his declining years in the swinging 60's. Included are two short essays; 'Meeting Mahlon Blaine' from Canaveral editor Richard Lupoff, and 'Mahlon Blaine: Man and Artist' by editor and publisher Gerry de la Ree." - publisher's content note. Large trade paperback format. A fine copy. (#161380).
"First Edition: December 2009 /10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page. Printing date "20 April 2010" on page .