From 1957, this Barye Phillips-illustrated cover provides a lesson of how not to ride in a car.
This cover, featuring two people packing in a hurry, is from 1962. Barye Phillips is one of my favorite pulp artists. His work has been featured many times in the past on this site and will be featured many times in the future!
With the 4th of July approaching, let’s celebrate the American city with the pulps! Ever since the early days of the pulp industry, writers and artists have excited readers with stories about the lives of those living in America’s cities. Here, curtsey of some of the best artists to have worked in the industry, is a pulp-guided tour of those cities!
With the Fourth of July just a few days away, let’s celebrate the American countryside with the pulps! From the early days of the pulps, life in rural America has been a favorite subject. Here are a few portrayals of that life, courtesy of some of the best artists and illustrators to work in the pulp industry!
This book was originally published in 1954 and, like yesterday’s artwork of the day, it was written by Gardner Fox. According to the book’s back cover, it’s about an English woman and Irish man who “ruled” the Spanish main. Everyone loves a good pirate story.
This cover was done, and signed, by Barye Phillips, who this site has featured many times in the past and who will undoubtedly be featured many times in the future.
Master Detective was one of the many true crime magazines that was published during the pulp era. What sets Master Detective apart is that it continued to be published long after the pulp era ended. The first issue came out in September of 1929 and Master Detective continued to be published all the way through September of 1995! That’s nearly 70 years of sex and murder!
That’s also nearly 70 years of memorable and sordid covers. Below are just a few examples. When known, the artist has been credited.
by Barye Phillips