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Artist Nathan Furman has rendered exclusively for the TGR blog the above illustration. The subject of this piece is Rann Njalsdaughter, a character from the L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter Conan pastiche, “Legions of the Dead.” Nathan has been wowing Howard fans with his art in the pages of the TGR print journal since 2009. Nathan’s work first appeared in issue number12 and he followed it up with the color cover for issue 13 (shown below).

The Rann illustration is mostly graphite pencil, with some charcoal and hyper realistic, which is the style Nathan is working in a lot these days. Nathan is currently under contract with Manticore Verlag, a German company, illustrating books 18 and 19 for Joe Dever’s fantasy adventure Lone Wolf novels and he has recently finished pencilling and inking a comic book first issue with Roy Thomas, which the duo is hoping to find a publisher for. He also accepts commissions and does portrait work. You can contract him directly via e-mail.

Be sure and check out Nathan’s website. He regularly posts new pieces there and has information on his upcoming projects. And I have no doubt you’ll see his art in the next issue of TGR.