Fantasy Variant - The 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 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
using the gray-scale illustration on page 142 of th 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.