Boris Vallejo “Red Sonja – The Ring of Ikribu” (1980)

Boris Vallejo Red Sonja Ring of Ikribu 1981

Boris Vallejo “Red Sonja” cover for “The Ring of Ikribu”

 

Boris Vallejo Red Sonja Ring of Ikribu 1981 w.frame

Boris Vallejo “Red Sonja” cover for “The Ring of Ikribu”

Boris Vallejo (b. 1941)
Red Sonja “The Ring of Ikribu” (1980)

Paperback Novel Cover Painting Original Art
(Ace Books, 1981)
Oil on board
16.75″ x 26.5″
Signed and dated lower right

Red Sonja was the first Boris Vallejo painting we discovered.  Her fiery glow against the dramatic sapphire background impressed us all with its stunning evocation of this awesome female warrior.

Our research shows her first appearance was in “Conan the Barbarian” #23 in 1973.  This oil painting was made for the cover of the first Red Sonja book “The Ring of Ikribu,” published by Ace Books in 1981.  Her story unfolds over six Red Sonja books:

  1. The Ring of Ikribu
  2. Demon Night
  3. When Hell Laughs
  4. Endithor’s Daughter
  5. Against the Prince of Hell
  6. Star of Doom

 


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