They Should Have Been in Weird Tales

One of my themes in this blog is that there were artists and writers whose work would have or could have fit with Weird Tales, yet for one reason or another the connection was never made. For example, the editors of the magazine never availed themselves of the work of long-dead authors such as Charles Brockden Brown or James Whitcomb Riley. For another, they probably never knew of the Polish author Stefan Grabiński. Whatever the case, here is a list of authors and artists that I have, so far in my blog, included in the category of "They Should Have Been in Weird Tales."


Anthony Angarola (1893-1929)-American illustrator
Charles Beaumont (1929-1967)-American author and illustrator
Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)-Early American author
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)-American author
Frank Frazetta (1928-2010)-American illustrator and cartoonist
Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)-American author
Stefan Grabiński (1887-1936)-Polish author
Ben Hecht (1894-1964)-American author and screenwriter
Emerson Hough (1857-1923)-American author
James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)-American poet
Basil Wolverton (1909-1978)-American cartoonist and illustrator

Text copyright 2018 Terence E. Hanley

1 comment:

  1. I'll list two more here: Julian Hawthorne, who was still around and writing when WT started, and whose father's work (Nathaniel, need I say?) was an influence in the founding of the Unique Magazine. And Stephen Vincent Benet, whose story "The King of the Cats" was a natural for WT or Unknown, and whose horror story "The Minister's Books" would have fit WT as well!