It’s The End Of The World!: Pulp Art of the Apocalypse


The end of the world has always been a popular subject, as you can tell by looking at the artwork below.  Some of these were done for magazines and some of them for paperbacks but what they all have in common is that they deal with the end of the world as we know it.

Presented for your consideration, pulp art of the apocalypse:

by Robert Gibson Jones

by Ed Valigursky

by Barye Philips

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown, suspected to be Ralph Brillhart

by Ralph Brillhart

by Ralph Brillhart

Artist Unknown

by Ralph Brillhart

Artist Unknown

by Frank R. Paul

by Frank R. Paul

by Sam Peffer

by Robert McGinnis

Artist Unknown

by Hubert Rogers

Art Profile: The Covers of Fantastic Adventures


Fantastic Adventures was an extremely successful and influential pulp magazine that was published from 1939 to 1953.  They published a combination of fantasy, horror, and adventure, all distinguished by a more light-hearted approach than some of the other pulp magazines of the era.

Even better, Fantastic Adventures was one of the few pulp magazines to give proper credit to its cover artists:

by Harold W. McCauley

by Ed Valigursky

by Raymond Naylor

by Robert Gibson Jones

by Stockton Mulford

by Harold W. McCauley

by Robert Gibson Jones

by Rod Ruth

by Walter Parke

by Arnold Kohn