Friday, November 18, 2016

Budd Root - La of Opar (Tarzan)

2016.07.10 Garden State Comic Fest, Morristown, NJ

Budd Root is the creator of the independent comic book Cavewoman and his one-shot "Cavewoman: Jungle Tales" was nominated for a 1999 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story. I had hoped to obtain a Cavewoman sketch on the Tarzan cover, but Budd being a big fan of the Tarzan series decided to sketch a Tarzan character, and I am very happy with his choice. Since I am not well versed in Tarzan, Budd's enthusiasm has made me start to read the series...

La of Opar made her first appearance in the second Tarzan novel "The Return of Tarzan". La is the queen and high priestess of Opar, the lost city located deep in the Jungles of Africa. La would also appear in the story Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs...

Burroughs created Tarzan in 1912, with Tarzan of the Apes; along with John Carter from Mars as part of the Barsoom series of stories; David Innes and Abner Perry in the Pellucidar series; Carson Napier of the Venus series and his Caspak (or Caprona) trilogy that started with "The Land That Time Forgot"...

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