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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:53 PM

4. The signature is "Boris" -- that's paperback illustrator Boris Vallejo

So I would expect that this was photoshopped from something of his/


After emigrating to the United States in 1964, he quickly garnered a fan following from his illustrations of Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage and various other fantasy characters (often done for paperback fiction works featuring the characters). This led to commissions for movie poster illustration, advertisement illustration, and artwork for various collectibles - including Franklin Mint paraphernalia, trading cards and sculpture. Along with Bell, Vallejo presents his artwork in an annual calendar and various books. Vallejo's work is often compared to the work of Frank Frazetta, not only because it is similar stylistically but also since Frazetta painted covers for paperbacks of some of the same characters.

On edit: This National Lampoon's Vacation poster is not the exact original, but seems to be a close variation. http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-art-collectibles-Framed-Boris-Vallejo-Vacation-Poster-W0QQAdIdZ330421232

On second edit: And here's a Rick Perry version from last year. http://www.texasmonthly.com/blogs/burkablog/?p=11084

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