Archive for November, 2009

27
Nov

Just in Time for the Holidays (Hopefully)

   Posted by: Rob Roehm    in Merchandise

Drawings blogThe Robert E. Howard Foundation is pleased to announce The Collected Drawings of Robert E. Howard. This slim, 42-page volume collects all of the known artwork by our favorite Texan. All of the comics and doodles from his letters and all of the Hyborian Age maps have been collected, but that’s not all. Many previously unpublished maps for stories like “Blood of the Gods” and “Wild Water” have been cleaned up and are presented here for the first time. Also, a fantastic discovery was made in Texas last year: Robert E. Howard’s high school text book. On each of the blank pages within that book, a young Howard doodled characters from his favorite stories in Adventure magazine, 11 characters in all. There was also a loose sheet of paper folded in the book with additional drawings. All are collected here. Order today and, depending on which shipping option is chosen, it might just show up in time for Christmas.

The Collected Drawings is an 8.5 x 11, perfect-bound paperback with an introduction by Bill Cavalier. Prepared for publication by yours truly.

 Price

The Collected Drawings of Robert E. Howard is $15. Foundation Members receive a discount and pay only $12. Non-members can click here for ordering information or here to find out about membership.

 Shipping Rates

Orders will be shipped direct from the printer, lulu.com. As a print on demand printer, the printing process must precede the shipping of any products. For this paperback product, the process takes 3-5 days. Their shipping costs are below:

U.S. Shipping
Mail (5-15 business days) $4.00
Ground (2-5 business days) $9.00
Expedited (2 business days) $17.00

Outside the U.S.
Mail (5-12 business days) $7.00
Priority Mail (3-7 business days) $11.50
Express (2-6 business days) $20.00

Ordering

Members should figure out their total with shipping and send payment to paypal@rehfpress.com; or pay via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Please include a note on all payments regarding what is being purchased.

Non-members should order direct from our Lulu storefront.

17
Nov

Sentiment Update

   Posted by: Rob Roehm    in News

Due to the overwhelming demand–we’ve already sold our initial estimate of 100 copies–we have increased the number of first printings to 150 copies. And we’re still selling quickly. Get yours while you can. We expect delivery in December, perhaps in time for Christmas, but no guarantees.

If you’ve already pre-ordered and would like to reserve a different number, drop us a line at info@rehfoundation.org

9
Nov

Sentiment: An Olio of Rarer Works

   Posted by: Rob Roehm    in Merchandise, News

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UPDATE: Second printing, now available.

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Sentiment: An Olio of Rarer Works. This volume is the Howard collector’s dream, containing those hard-to-find stories from various small press publications from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. No longer will readers have to seek out copies of Pay Day, Lurid Confessions #1, or The Dark Man #2; all of the Howard content in those volumes, and many more, is included here.

Also included are many items seldom seen by collectors. “The Rivals” makes its first appearance outside of a Foundation Newsletter; all three issues of Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook, are presented in their entirety; and many other hard-to-find pieces have finally found a home in Sentiment. For most of these items, this is their first publication in book form. Many of the pieces in this collection are juvenilia.

This massive volume, close to 600 pages, will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 100 copies, each individually numbered. Cover design by Jim Keegan; edited by Rob Roehm.

Price

Sentiment is $53 for REHF Members, $59 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping (rates updated as of 10/14/09)

Shipping options are

Domestic via USPS Priority, $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate, $3
Canada via Global Priority, $33
Australia via Global Priority, $46
Europe via Global Priority, $46

Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.

Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering

If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

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Contents

Introduction by Mark Finn

Adventure Tales

Wild Water
Tallyho!
Shackled Mitts
Wolves—And a Sword
Untitled (“. . . that is, the artistry . . .”)
Untitled (“Franey was a fool.”)
The Fear-Master
The Drifter
The Land of Forgotten Ages
Untitled (“Trail led through dense jungle.”)
Untitled (“The lazy quiet of the mid-summer day. . .”)
Eighttoes Makes a Play
Alternate ending
Untitled (“Who I am it matters little.”)

The Adventures of Steve Bender

Bill Smalley and the Power of the Human Eye
Over the Rockies in a Ford
The Ghost of Bald Rock Ranch
A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman
Westward, Ho!
Friends
Untitled (William Aloysius McGraw’s father. . .”)
The Wild Man
A Fishing Trip
The Ghost with the Silk Hat
The Hand of Obeah
Untitled (Maybe it don’t seem like anything . . .”)

Detective Parodies

Unhand Me, Villain!
Aha! Or the Mystery of the Queen’s Necklace
Halt! Who Goes There?
The Sappious Few Menchew
The Fastidious Fooey Mancucu
The Case of the College Toilet
Untitled (“Hatrack!”)
The Werewolf Murder Case
The Tom Thumb Moider Mystery
The Toy Rattle Murder Case

Humor

Cupid Vs. Pollux
Thoroughbreds
The Heathen
The Ghosts of Jacksonville
Mr. Dowser Buys a Car
The Influence of the Movies
The Sheik
The Ideal Girl
A Unique Hat
Untitled (“A man,” said my friend . . .”)
A Man and a Brother
West Is West
The Weaker Sex
What the Deuce?
The Mutiny of the Hellroarer
The Roving Boys on a Sandburg
Wolfsdung
The Bore of the Cowed
The Dook of Stork
The Rump of Swift
King Bahthur’s Court
King Hootus
Untitled (“Tumba Hooey. . .”)
Where Strange Gods Squall
A Glass of Vodka
The Post of the Sappy Skipper
After the Game
Sleeping Beauty
Untitled (“. . . the honor of Beffum”)
Weekly Short Story
The Thessalians
Ye College Days
The Reformation: A Dream

Confessionals & Other Contemporary Fiction

A Matter of Age
The Curse of Greed
The Stones of Destiny
The Grove of Lovers
Revenge
The Rivals
Midnight
A South Sea Storm
The Sophisticate
The Voice of the Mob
A Horror in the Night
Pigskin Scholar
Diogenes of Today
The Devil in His Brain
The Loser
The Female of the Species
The Splendid Brute
The Nut’s Shell
Pay Day
A Touch of Color
The Block
Nerve
Ten Minutes on a Street Corner
Untitled (“Yessuh”)

Commentary on the World

The Beast From the Abyss
With a Set of Rattlesnake Rattles
The Ghost of Camp Colorado
The Hashish Land
In His Own Image
The Sword
Jazz Music
Musings
The Question of the East
What the Nation Owes to the South
More Evidences of the Innate Divinity of Man
Sentiment
Surrender—Your Money or Your Vice
Them
Something About Eve
The Vicar of Wakefield
Circus Charade
Man
Legend

The Right Hook

Volume 1, Number 1
 Editorial; Twentieth Century Slave Trade; The Great Munney Ring; Bookmen and Books; Sisters; Sporting Page; Puritans; Vengeance of a Woman; Sordid Sayings of a Simple Sap; L’Envoi (“Live like a wolf then”)

Volume 1, Number 2
 Untitled Poem (“Ho, merry bark”); Untitled Wrestling Article (“Munn!”); Le Gentil Homme le Diable; John L. Sullivan (verse); Untitled Boxing Article (“On May 29”); Famous Sayings, by Truett Vinson; Note about Tevis Clyde Smith; Untitled Poem (“And Bill, he looked at me”); What Is Love? (verse); Jack Dempsey (verse); A Pirut Story [sic.]; Rope (verse), by Herbert C. Klatt; L’Envoi (“Harlots and choir girls”)

Volume 1, Number 3
 Untitled Poem (“This is a young world”); Untitled (“My name is San Culotte”); My Sentiments, Set to Jazz (verse);
Untitled Article (“I progress slowly in my classification of champions.”); Ringside Tales (two untitled stories: “Marks
was a giant,” and “Science will always beat brute strength.”); Untitled Article (“I like John L. Sullivan.”); Editorial;
L’Envoi (“Twilight striding o’er the mountain”)