|This was painted for National Lampoon. The image in B1says
"Happy 8th Birthday" with the 8 in bright white and a different font, while
Art Techniques reads "Happy 15th", and the CD says "8th" - in FAT,
though, the lettering is all the same colour, so this was presumably the
original, the others being a retreaded image.
|Cover art for Firedance by Scott Baker.
|The titles for First Love and Alone are interchanged
on the CD.
|5000 Volts||BJ17||Cover for Battletech: D.R.T. (Penguin/Roc, 1994) by James Long.
The model for the main figure is Ron Coleman, once Mr Olympia, a personal trainer at Boris' gym and frequently a subject in his paintings.
|The Flight of the Horse||FABV||This is the cover of Larry Niven's book with the same title (Ballantine,
Painted 1973, oil, 16 x 26 inches.
|Cover of William Shatner's Tekwar. The hardcover version
has the full painting, the paperback has the left half only.
|This was, apparently, a controversial painting - presumably, the objectors
have a curious notion of the anatomy of horses.
|Book cover for The Web of Wizardry (Del Rey, 1978) by Jaunita
|Cover art for The Flying Sorceror by Larry Niven, I am told
(and I thought I had all Niven's books).
Painted 1976, oil, 16 x 26 inches.
|This was an illustration for Playboy magazine
|The Four Riders||B3.43
|Frankenstein||B4.82||Possibly the cover for Frankenstein (Tor, 1994) by Mary Shelley.
Quite obviously, this is the monster, not the surgeon. Also used
as a promotional card for the Boris 4 set.
|Cover for Conan the Freebooter by Robert E Howard & L Sprague
de Camp. This is one of several Boris paintings which are (or seem to be)
Conan book cover illustrations but which do not include "Conan" in the
title, presumably for copyright reasons. See also The Magnificent,
Two-Headed Monster, The Victorious as examples. Possible the
best of these (see In Search of the Horned Beast) I have seen only
as an autographed poster, for which I am not prepared to pay $100!
|Freedom||BOB.40||Painted as a movie poster. The movie was cancelled, and the painting
|German mythology: One of the wives of Odin, the lovely Valkyrie Freya
was the German goddess of love. With her great strength, each day she pulled
away the darkness that covered the sun and made way for the brilliance
of daylight. Her magic golden necklace, a gift that Odin had forged for
her in the sun, helped Freya subdue the darkness.
|From Infinity to Eternity||BJ.89
|This was the centrepiece for the 1996 calendar.
|Story illustration for Full Moon.
|Greek mythology: The Furies visited vengeance on mortals who
had offended the gods. Julie Bell posed for the main figure in this
|The Future Is Here||BJ.76||Not evident at this scale is that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is about to
gobble up a spacecraft.
|Future Trouble||BJ.70||Cover for one of William Shatner's Tek books, in this case Teklords
(Ace, 1991). Boris has done cover paintings for several of these
Painting date not visible on the reproduction.
Last updated: 4th July, 1999