Doug Lefler

Midnight on Mars

Dejah Thoris and Woola enjoy a rare moment of quiet on Barsoom. Every now and than I’m compelled to draw something from Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of my three biggest influences.


  1. ERB is still one of the most influential authors for illustrators (and probably writers in and out of the genre). It couldn’t be JUST Dejah Thoris, could it? I’m glad that ERB didn’t make her with 6 limbs but that is only me being xenophobic. Very non-PC of me.

  2. Ray Bardbury (who is another of my three big influences) considered ERB the most important writer of the last century, and credited him as the motivation for us putting a man on the moon.

  3. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, RH Heinlein, Isaac Asimov. When we look to future, we stand on the shoulders of those who have been there and shown us the possibilities.

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