The Sea Dweller
is an official publication of the Clive Cussler Collector's
Society (CCCS). Published when time permits and available only
to CCCS members, The Sea Dweller provides an intimate look into
the works of Clive Cussler. Whether it's a collectable from
a Cussler related film, a closer look at his personal car collection,
or a bibliographic expose on a rare paperback printing, The
Sea Dweller is a publication that a Cussler fan can't resist.
Iceberg: Profile of a First Edition
By Wayne Valero
One of the most desirable books for any collector of Clive Cussler
material is the 1975 Dodd Mead & Company edition of Iceberg.
From a collector's standpoint, this edition has many desirable features.
Unlike many other early books by best-selling authors, this book
was never reprinted by the original publisher-even as a book club
Iceberg: Dust Jacket Illustration
By Bruce Kenfield
Donya Melanson Associates (DMA) was founded in August 1968 as woman-owned
business-a rarity at the time. Donya was an illustrator and designer
who had worked for a number of years as Art Director for the advertising
department of textbook publisher, D.C. Heath and Company, headquartered
in Boston, Massachusetts. When Raytheon bought Heath, her department
was dissolved. At this same time, Donya had been providing freelance
illustration for International Paper Company (IP) in New York. Her
contact at IP encouraged her to start off her own, getting the ball
rolling by giving her enough work to sustain DMA initially. Since
Donya was already commuting to New York for IP, Donya started selling
her services to book publishers, one of them being Dodd, Mead, &
The Ford Trimotor
By Rob Greer
As many of us know, Dirk's favorite airplane is the Ford Trimotor.
He acquired the plane in Iceberg and flew it again in both Raise
the Titanic and Valhalla Rising. Ford Trimotors were produced during
the 1920s and 1930s are today considered the classic commercial
aircraft of that era. more...
Clive Cussler's 1949 High School Yearbook
By Bruce Kenfield
Clive Cussler graduated from Alhambra City High School in Alhambra,
California in 1949. The yearbook for the school, called The Alhambran,
contains a number of photos and references to Cussler, providing
unique insight into his early life. more...
Information forthcoming ...
Volume 2, Number 1: Iceberg:
Profile of a First Edition, Iceberg: Dust Jacket Illustration,
The Ford Trimotor, Clive Cussler's 1949 High School Yearbook.
Volume 1, Number 2: Raise
the Titanic Newspaper Comics; Raise the Titanic Comic Book;
Frank Bolle, Raise the Titanic Comic Artist; Dirk's Renault
Town Car. 32 pages.
Volume 1, Number 1: The Mediterranean
Caper First Edition; Dirk's 1936 Maybach-Zeppelin Town Car;
Jim Sharpe, Cover Artist for The Mediterranean Caper. 12 pages.
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