Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sailor Steve Costigan

Here's a picture of Sailor Steve Costigan, a character featured in a bunch of short stories by Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard. While I've never been particularly drawn to his sword and sorcery stuff, these brawler picaresques are exciting and very funny. Think Popeye written by Mark Twain and you'll have a pretty good idea as to the feel of the stuff. 

To my knowledge, there isn't a good collection of them in print, which bums me out, but I got mine via one of those kindle complete works for three bucks packages, so you can read 'em, easy.

1 comment:

  1. I dig your picture and I love those stories. I recently wrote a blog post about them ( http://stookodavis.com/2014/03/ ) You can read Sailor Steve Costigan tales for free online since a whole bunch o' them are public domain.

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