(Troll Lord Games parent) Chenault and Gray Publishing is crowdfunding a four-volume illustrated history of the works of Robert E. Howard, creator of the sword and sorcery genre as well as such unforgettable characters as Conan, Kull, and Solomon Kane.

The Robert E. Howard Art Chronology covers the visual aspects of Howard’s published works in almost 1,500 pages of art and text. The slipcased set will consist of four full-color hardcover volumes: The Pulps, The Books, and two volumes on The Comics. The artwork includes illustrations, book covers, and other images by artists such as Frank Frazetta, Barry Windsor-Smith, and John Buscema. The books are written by Michael Tierney and edited by Robert E. Howard expert Rusty Burke, and they will be available as both standard hardcovers and deluxe leather-bound editions. Both sets are slipcased. The MSRP for the standard edition will be between $275 and $300.

The project has already surpassed its funding goal and its first stretch goal, with over $58,000 in pledges so far. Estimated delivery to backers is February 2022.

Chenault and Gray were also the publishers of the four-volume Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology, which was also crowdfunded on Kickstarter (see “A Comprehensive Visual History of Edgar Rice Burroughs”); Tierney was also the writer for that project.