Sunday, December 13, 2009
The Illustrators of
ROBERT E. HOWARD -
WEIRD TALES -
Installment 2 -
G. O. Olnick
G. O. Olnick was another of those early Weird Tales artists that wasn't good enough to stick around for long. He only illustrated one Howard story, "The Lost Tribe," which appeared in the January 1927 issue.
"The Lost Tribe" was Howard's fourth story to be published by the magazine, and marked the first appearance of Bran Mak Morn.
I couldn't find out much about Olnick. He did almost all of the interior illustrations for the magazine from the August 1926 issue through the April 1927 issue. In that issue, Weird Tales used Olnick for the last time. Curtis C. Senf, who had done the covers on the March and April issues, took over as the interior illustrator as well.
If I find out any more personal information about Olnick, I'll add it to this post at a later date.