Let’s Go To The Cities With The Pulps!


by Glen Orbik

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!

by Al Rossi

by Barye Phillips

by Barye Phillips

by C.C. Beall

by James Avati

by James Meese

by Lou Marchetti

by Mitchell Hooks

by Owen Kampen

by Rafael DeSoto

by Raymond Johnson

by Robert Maguire

by Robert Schulz

by Robert Stanley

by Rudy Nappi

by Rudy Nappi

by Rudy Nappi

by Stanley Meltzoff

by Victor Olson

by Walter Popp

by William George

Let’s Go Country With The Pulps


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!

by James Meese

by Barye Phillips

by Emmett Watson

by George Gross

by Hans Helweg

by James Avati

by James Avati

by Julian Paul

by Paul Rader

by Rafael DeSoto

by Raymond Johnson

by Robert Bonfils

by Robert Bonfils

by Robert Maguire

by Robert McGinnis

by Rudy Nappi

by Sam Cherry

by Samson Pollen

by Saul Levine

by Stanley Zuckerberg

by Victor Kalin

by Walter Popp

Artwork of the Day: Madame Buccaneer (by Barye Phillips)


by Barye Phillips

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.

The Covers of Master Detective


Artist Unknown

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.

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

by Barye Phillips

by Bud Parke

by Edward Dalton Stevens

by Griffith Foxley

Unknown Artist

Unknown Artist

Unknown Artist

by Unknown Artist

Unknown Artist