Above is my portrait of Kaluta as he looked in 1985. Below is his classy card that he presented to me (I pixelated the address) when I commissioned a drawing.
So imagine, when I'm lucky enough to meet and talk with Kaluta at a 2 day convention, and even luckier to have him agree to a commissioned drawing. When you have a Burroughs artist at hand, the time is right to ask for a Burroughs subject, especially when you've got other Burroughs artists' renderings of other Burroughs subjects.
The point being, I asked him to create a portrait of Duare. He agreed, but said he would like time to do it right. So that night in his hotel room he took time to render a portrait of Duare, a subject that seemed near and dear to his heart, and brought it to me the next day.