Winfried Gerhards: Doc Fantasy Cover Artist

Oct 22, 2014 by

Winfried Gerhards: Doc Fantasy Cover Artist

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Winfried Gerhards is a Hamburg, Germany Doc Savage fan with a penchant for recreating Doc Savage covers. His style is whimsical, but Gerhards’ covers are well-imagined. Some covers are easy to recognize even without titles, such as his cover for Red Snow. It’s Gerhards’ roly-poly Doc as a snowman.

You need to know a bit about the film The Court Jester to get Gerhards’ take on, well, I won’t give away the title of the image at left.

If you’d like to see more of his work, you’ll have to open up Facebook to Gerhards’ Pulp Album. It’s well worth the look.

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Doc Con 17 Photos

Oct 21, 2014 by

Doc Con 17 Photos

Doc Con is held yearly in Arizona. I was finally able to attend this year. Here are my photos from the weekend. (Check back in a few days for the rest…)

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Pulpfest 2011

Jul 27, 2011 by

DocSavage.org is back, though not in the updated condition I expected. The new design was causing major readability issues. So I’ve reverted to the previous look while I attend Pulpfest. Look here for nightly updates and breaking Pulpfest news for the next four days.

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Doc Savage Group Novel

Nov 11, 2005 by

We could carry our discussion here….
All right…I agree this is by far the easiest, since we all have our
own careers. So, I have heard from a few people already who are interested
in co-writing an adventure. Let’s get to it!
What I need now is a suggested story. Anyone have a quirky event,
villian, or death-machine they’d like to suggest? Or a title or anything else
to spark the book. It doesn’t matter to me. I can write on any topic
(but let’s not make it a stupid one; please think of it as a legitimate Doc
adventure so let’s make it as cool as possible). I can also create the
topic myself, but thoguht it might be more fun if the group nominates some
potential villians/tales and then we jump from there. That’d be more
interactive and fun. But keep it original. Let’s not just rehash and
old tale or reuse old characters. Time to use your OWN imagination.
Then I’ll write the first chapter and post it here to see what happens
next. I don’t know how fast others writers write — I myself am extremely
fast and usually do chapters within an hour to a few hours. But, just to be
nice, I’m sure we could allow a week per chapter. That’d be more than enough for a few pages.
The main rules are this:
1) HONOR THE INTEGRITY OF DOC AND GANG, THEIR ERA AND MYTHOS.
2) WRITE A REAL ADVENTURE. CLIFFHANG EACH CHAPTER.
3) REMEMBER IT IS A TRUE STORY, WITH BEGINNING, MIDDLE, AND END. THIS MEANS YOU CANNOT ENDLESSLY INTRODUCE NEW CHARACTERS AND DEVICES. WORK WITH THE ESTABLISHED CAST AND PLOT.
4) IF IN DOUBT, DON’T. This means “I wonder if any will notice if I
kill off Ham?”
5) BE ORIGINAL. DON’T BE AFRAID TO IMAGINE. CREATE NEW, VIBRANT
CHARACTERS AND SCENES. DON’T REHASH THE OLD.
6) WRITE WELL. This isn’t the time or place to louse up a tale with
remedial grammar, spelling, etc. That’ll just ruin the book for
everyone. We’re all readers. Let’s do some justice to Doc and his fans.
Everyone gets their name on the chapter they contribute. We’ll post
the finale novel here or out at Hidalgo or wherever is eventually decided
as home.
I think I should add that maybe in case things don’t work out, as in no
one finishes the tale and it is left hanging at Chapter Ten or something,
maybe the core writers of the group like myself, Howard, Joe, Tom, etc.,
should agree to finish it. Maybe we’ll be the “editorial advisory board” or
some such, so we can tidy up the end mess.
Sound good (or good enough for something I just pulled out of a magic
hat)? Good.
OK, I’m ready for suggestions. Anybody have a character, villain,
place, color, event, or plot suggestion?
Cheers,
Thomas Fortenberry

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