“Of Blood and Dust (Cover)” (2014)
by Val Mayerik (1950 -)
22 x 14 in., oil on panel
Val Mayerik was the regular artist for Man-Thing (Marvel Comics) in the 1970s, and co-created Howard the Duck (Marvel Comics… or the after-credits coda from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, for you young’uns) with Steve Gerber. He’s a commercial artist, now, and keen on the American West. He’s drawing an historically accurate portrayal of the Battle of Little Big Horn authored by Jim Berry, which was funded through Kickstarter. It is called “Of Dust and Blood” – look for it.
This oil painting, by Mayerik, is being used as the dust jacket cover image.