This book contains more than 20 vintage clipart images from a number of sources and which were originally or subsequently published between 1880 and 1921. All have been scanned at 600 dpi and are provided individually as grayscale JPEGs and, if appropriate, as color or black-and-white JPEGs or TIFFs as well. The purchaser of this collection is granted the non-exclusive rights to use these images in any commercial or personal projects they choose subject to the conditions of the included license.
An eye toward variety has been taken in compiling this collection, and it contains an assortment of styles and themes, including five sets of complementary images that could be used in conjunction with each other. Several images suitable for use as full-page or cover illustrations have also been included. Specific subjects covered include giants, wizards and witches, knights and soldiers, fairies, a watchtower, undead, weapons, armor, and penguins. There are also three graphics specifically designed for use at the end of a block of text.
Artists whose work appears in this book (along with the pages in the full version of the product catalog on which they appear and the stories or other items they were originally used to illustrate) include E.B. Bensell (pp. 6 bottom, 7-9, "The Magician’s Daughter"), M. Paul LaCroix (pp. 2-5, 6 top, 10 middle, L’Armee Depuis le Moyen Age Jusqu’a la Revolution), V. Nehlig (p. 11, "King Canute"), Frank C. Papé (p. 14, Penguin Island), and Henry C. Pitz (p. 13, "Havelock the Dane"). The identities of a few of the artists whose work is presented in this collection are unknown and have been lost to the ages.
Inspired by the works of classic swords-and-sorcery authors like Fritz Lieber, Jack Vance, and Robert E. Howard, Swords of Kos: Hekaton is the second entry in Skirmisher Publishing LLC’s fantasy fiction series and follows Swords of Kos: Necropolis. In this anthology, the island and city of Kos and the lands around it are explored through the stories of eleven authors and original illustrations and cartography by nine artists. All are set during the Hekaton, centennial observance of the great volcanic cataclysm that reawakened magic, the elder races, and all manner of fell monsters, in a fantasy world that draws upon the myths, legends, and history of the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Middle East.
Stories in this compilation include “Bloodsuckers” by Michael O. Varhola, “Rogue’s Nightmare” by R.M. Aislin, “Chasing Shadows” by Richard T. Balsley, “The Misadventures of Bjoric” by Brendan Cass, “The Rite” by Christopher Van Deelen, “To the Dragon Apeiron” by Lissanne Lake, “Unfamiliar Ground” by Sharon Daugherty, “The Day Pateon Fnordseeker Gave Up Drinking” by Eric Lis, M.D., “Eugenos and the Green Griffon” by Robert Gruver, “Nithernons the Ale’er” by John Giddens, and “The Price of Land” by D.M. Fitzgerald. Join us in our adventures through the dark and fascinating swords-and-sorcery world of Kos!
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