The Pulp Artwork Thread

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The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:26 am

I love old timey artwork from old pulp magazines. The kind of stuff HP Lovecraft would have published in. It has its own flair that I just can't put my finger on. Just thought I would create a thread for favorite pieces of such art. To encourage participation, I figure I would start with some NBLs

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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:28 am

Not NBL's though

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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:07 am

Excellent idea!

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Women of Wonder (285 pages, $1.95, January 1975, cover by Charles Shields [different signature on the picture?])
https://www.blackgate.com/2015/10/10/vi ... of-wonder/

Not to nitpick, but that's a cover imitating pulp covers (with admittedly nice NBLs – and a smartphone :mrgreen: ).

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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:30 am

Well, its a good imitation
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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Doctor X » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:58 am

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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:16 am

Something for sparks:

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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:30 am

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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:37 am

I have always wanted to read that
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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:38 am

Conan just never looked right until Boris Vallejo got hold of him in the '60s

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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:42 am

Back when I was a kid, I came across a paperback collection of old Doc Savage stories and enjoyed the hell out of it. I have a fondness for that kind of story to this day.

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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:29 am

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HEY! Richard Shaver!

Richard Shaver is awesome because he has the distinction of being a pulp writer whose work developed into a full blown real life conspiracy theory. And it's one of favorites too, just for sheer looniness


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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:14 am

Not that one, but my most favoritest Tarzan story is one where Tarzan comes across the concept of God. And the missionary explains to him that God is the most powerful force in the world. This annoys Tarzan because everyone knows that Tarzan is the most powerful force in the world. So he goes up on a hill and challenges God to a fight. And when God fails to appear, Tarzan is satisfied that he has proved his point because God is a great big coward.

If Burroughs had left it there, it would have been the best story every written. But it being the 30s/40s/whatever that just wouldn't do. SO he had to append a bit where Tarzan, coming down from the hill sees an old man in need of help and realizes that the compassion he felt for the old man was the strongest thing and it came from God, blah blah blah.
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Re: The Pulp Artwork Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:17 am

I get a kick out of some of the old detective magazine covers. You just know this guy has a name like "Chunk Flexpec" or "Brick Punchlots"

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Post by Witness » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:05 am

P. – S. Re. Tarzan & Doc Savage, I presume ya all have read Farmer's A Feast Unknown. :mrgreen:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:28 am

Philip Jose Farmer wrote a whole mess of Tarzan pastiche.

Not sure if I read that particular one.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Witness wrote:P. – S. Re. Tarzan & Doc Savage, I presume ya all have read Farmer's A Feast Unknown. :mrgreen:
I have not. Not a huge fan of Farmer anyway
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Post by Witness » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:37 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:I have not. Not a huge fan of Farmer anyway
Not a fan either, but I took it as an amusing parody: Tarzan vs. Doc Savage (and some – Albanian? – baddies) + weird sex.
Having not been exposed to T. or Dr S. in my early youth (save some unavoidable T. comics) everything was new to me, pleasant way to get a cursory (and certainly skewed) knowledge of these pop culture characters.

The French translation ("La jungle nue" – The naked jungle) had a small success during the seventies, being published in an "alternative" collection alongside authors like Dick, Lovecraft, &c. So I thought it was a kind of classic (in the genre). :)

P. – S. Found the cover (gasp! Remembered it as some op art thing :shock: ):

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