Author Don Pendleton and Book Cover artist, Gil Cohen,
1985. Photo by Linda Pendleton
The original The Executioner: Mack Bolan series was created by Don Pendleton in 1969. It went on to become one of the most popular action/adventure franchises in history, selling hundreds of millions of copies worldwide.
In 1972, Gil Cohen began painting the covers for the Executioner books, and did so for many years. His depiction of Mack Bolan was, and still is, the "image" of Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan character for many readers of the books, now close to 900 books.
A few years ago, Gil Cohen left book cover illustration behind and focuses on his love for aviation. He is an internationally known painter of aviation and military art.
Read Gil's very interesting interview by Bob Deis. There you will see some of Gil Cohen's Mack Bolan book covers.