The Dangerous Lives of Models


by Enoch Bolles

Sometime glamorous.  Sometimes sordid.  Sometimes dangerous.  The life of the model has always been a popular subject for the pulps.  Below are some pulp covers that deal not only with the experience of being model but also the weight of being an artist.   There’s a price for everything.

by Ann Cantor

by Arnold Kohn

Artist Unknown

by Bernard Safran

by John Drew

by Paul Rader

by Rafael DeSoto

by Robert Bonfils

by Verne Tossey

by Hugh Joseph Ward

 

 

The Thrilling Covers of Thrilling Detective


Artist Unknown

Featuring stories of detectives, murder, femme fatales, and tough guys, Thrilling Detective thrilled readers during the pulp era of the 30s, 40s, and 50s.  Today, the magazine remains highly sought after by collectors.  Every cover promised sex or violence or both.  Below are just a few of the thrilling covers of Thrilling Detective!

by George Rozen

by George Rozen

by Milton Luros

by Norman Saunders

by Rafael DeSoto

by Rafael DeSoto

by Rafael DeSoto

by Rafael DeSoto

by Rudolph Belarski

by Rudolph Belarski

by Rudolph Belarski

by Rudolph Belarski

by Rudolph Belarski

by Sam Cherry

by Sam Cherry

High Times Of The Pulp Era


Artist Unknown

Drug abuse is not a new problem in the United States.  The pulp era wrestled with the problem too, with many publications and novels telling the story of young women and young me who fell afoul the pushers and were enticed into a life of sin.

Here’s just a sampling of the high times of the Pulp Era:

by Bill Edwards

by Bill Fleming

by Gerald Gregg

by Howell Dodd

by Rafael DeSoto

by Raymond Johnson

Unknown Artist

by Victor Seach

by Warren King

Artist Unknown

When The Quest For Knowledge Goes Wrong: The Terrifying Mad Scientists Of The Pulp Era


by Henry Fox

Where would be without science?  We would have less mad scientists and Halloween would be much less interesting!  The pulp ere was full of men and women of science who had been driven crazy by the search for knowledge.  Today, we pay tribute to the terrifying scientists of the pulp era!

by David Berger

by Frank R. Paul

by George Menendez Rae

by Herman Bischoff

by John Doolin

by Rafael DeSoto

by Rafael DeSoto

by Ralph Joiner

by Robert Fuqua

by Sol Immerman

by Graves Gladney

Beware The Tentacles Of October!


by John Newton Howitt

Are you scared of tentacles?

Whether they’re reaching down from the sky or coming out of the water, the idea of being grabbed and, even worse, squeezed by several slimy tentacles is a scary one!  Perhaps that’s why it was such a popular image during the pulp age.  Below is just a sampling of some of the era’s tentacle horror, courtesy of some of the best artists to work in the pulps!

by Earle Bergey

by Alexander Leydenfrost

by Edmund Emshwiller

by Hugh Joseph Ward

by L.B. Cole

by Lou Fine

by Rafael DeSoto

by Robert Bonfils

by Ron Embleton

by Rudolph Belarski

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