This was inspired by an e-mail I received from Jungle Patrol member Michael Wurl, aka: The Apocolyte. Michael wrote me the following:
"In my webby travels I came across this beautiful Don Newton cover painting that I thought you may enjoy, or perhaps post.
You're under no obligation to post it, but when I saw it I naturally thought of you!"
Well, first of all, it warms the heart of The Ghost Who Blogs to know you're thinking of me when you see Phantom art. But besides that, you've inspired me to do another post highlighting the contrast between the beautiful paintings Don Newton did for Charlton, vs. the printed piece.
The point of all this is not to dump on Charlton, but rather to highlight how much more beautiful the original paintings were than the kick-ass covers they became.
So, here's to you, Michael Wurl! For providing me with fodder for yet another post, you receive The Good Mark!