A look at the new Conan collection

While at the San Diego Comic-Con last week, I had a chance to chat with the folks at the Del Rey booth. One of the publishers let me take a peek (and pictures) of the advance proof of the Bloody Crown of Conan collection, including some of the interior art and the mock-up for the cover.
The fellow I spoke with is in charge of production for the book and is making a serious effort to drum up support for it’s release (hence his willingness to get pictures of the book out there) — he’s quite a fan himself and said that what he’d really like to see is everyone buying the book the week that it comes out, thus putting Robert E. Howard into the NYT Bestseller list “where he should be”.