Tarzan Themed Stained Glass

Edgar Rice Burroughs® Presents
Tarzan Themed Stained Glass
and other Burroughs’ themes by artist Leia Barrett-Durham [Powell]

Once again, Edgar Rice Burroughs is making history. Internationally-renowned, award-winning stained glass master Leia Barrett-Durham (Powell) is the first stained glass artist in history to be licensed to make representations of an author’s published works. As a master craftswoman, she could have had her pick of the litter, but her love for Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired her to work with ERB, Inc.


 In celebration of the release of The Legend of Tarzan, Leia has created a unique stained glass window for ERB, Inc. to be auctioned off in Tarzana at the ECOF 2016. This window represents Tarzan, Jane, Tantor, Mangani, and Numa next to an African jungle stream. Tarzan is in the process of his iconic yell, with Jane steadfast by his side, while Numa looks directly at us, drinking from the stream but still ever vigilant for predators. Tantor playfully laps at the stream, and our ape looks at us with a critical eye, determining if we are also Mangani.

The Legend of Tarzan window [rough sketch above] will be the third licensed masterpiece window Leia has created with themes inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Worlds of Adventure – but it shall not be the last. This window [about 22 1/2″ tall and 28 1/2″ wide] is currently being created, but Leia tells us the image above is a good indicator of what the window will look like when finished. 

For those of you with tighter budgets, Leia has assured us that she is creating other smaller sun catchers and panels related to Tarzan, John Carter, Carson of Venus, The Eternal Savage, The Land That Time Forgot, and many more! Below is a sneak peek of what you’re in for.


Tarzan and the Moon (auctioned at ECOF 2014 to Brad Vinson)


Thuvia and the Banth (commissioned by Jim Thompson) Tars Tarkas Sun Catcher


ERB DooDad Sun Catcher Nu and Nat-ul Sun Catcher


Carson of Venus Rocket Ship Sun Catcher / Duare’s Sultry Gaze Sun Catcher

The following are working patterns of items that will be available at ECOF 2016:

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John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and Woola Tarzan and Kerchak full-Nelson

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Helium / Tarzan and the Moon

We look forward to seeing you at EOCF 2016! Please join us, but if you can’t you can contact Leia directly for quotes on commissioned licensed pieces on Facebook, or email her at fearandtrust@yahoo.com.

Best Regards,

The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Team


The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron

The Martian Legion:
In Quest of Xonthron
Presenting a Pantheon of ERB Heroes Conceived by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Brought to life by Jake (Buddy) Saunders, Russ Cochran and Team

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(February 10, 2015 – Tarzana, CA) In 1913, Edgar Rice Burroughs contemplated penning a crossover tale uniting his two greatest creations, Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. He ultimately gave the idea up as unworkable, concerned that he couldn’t do justice to both heroes in one novel. In an alternate universe, Burroughs not only wrote that tale, he lived it—and presented the manuscript to author Jake “Buddy” Saunders’ grandfather. Decades later, Saunders has chosen to share it with the world. Visit www.TheMartianLegion.com for more information.

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Big ideas deserve a big stage, and Martian Legion delivers on all counts. It’s a story too big to be contained in one pulp hero franchise, one world, one age, or one universe. A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition. See www.TheMartianLegion.com to purchase this collector’s book set.

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Illustrating Barsoom


A wonderful article about the hard effort that goes into making the art of Barsoom:

When an artist is learning to draw or paint there are certain subjects at which they all must try their hand. A landscape. Flowers. Animals. Children. With varying degrees of success, the artist has to have at least tried to depict certain types of scenes from low lighting, moody, introspective pieces to high energy, action scenes. The artist has to experience what it is like to capture these elements on paper or canvas.

Read the full article at Amazing Stories


‘War Of The World’ Original Drawings To be Sold at an Auction

War of the Worlds Drawing

An interesting speculation from HuffingtonPost about the expected high value of the ‘War of The World’ drawings dating back to the start of the century:

The originals of the illustrations, created by Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corrêa, are to be auctioned off in Beverly Hills, Calif. on May 14. But if you’re interested in bidding, get set for some sticker shock; the entire collection, which includes 31 pencil and ink drawings plus a vintage poster and a postcard from Wells to Corrêa, is expected to fetch a staggering $500,000, according to a spokesman for the auction house.

Read the full story at: Huffington Post
Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions