Something about the way he’s standing there at the window with that enthusiastic smile makes me laugh every time I look at this cover. Maybe it’s the beret. He’s a citizen of Paris so he has to wear the beret. This cover was done by Rudolph Belarski. He even signed his work.
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Artwork of the Day: Popular Detective (by Rudolph Belarski)
This is from 1948. Hopefully, nothing will halt our holidays. Quote from my sister, when I showed her this cover: “How cold do the holiday get there?”
Get Ready For Halloween With Pulp Witchery
With Halloween rapidly approaching, let’s get ready for the big day with some pulp witchery!
From the beginning of the pulp era to the modern day, horror has always been a popular genre. And with horror comes the vampires! Vampires were a popular subject for both the writers and the readers of the pulps. Much blood was spilt between the covers. Here are just a few of the vampires of the pulps:
It’s not really October until a vampire comes tapping at your window, asking to be invited in.
The Spectacular Covers of Startling Stories
Startling Stories was a sci-fi pulp magazine that ran from 1939 through 1955. It went through many different editors and formats during that time but one thing that was always consistent was the quality of the magazine’s covers. Though most of the covers were done by Earle Bergey, a few other notable pulp artists also made contributions to the magazine. Below is a small sampling of the spectacular covers of Starting Stories!
The Covers of All-American Fiction
All-American Fiction was a pulp digest that ran from 1937 to 1938. It featured stories about America and the brave people who settled and protected it. Unfortunately, it only ran for 8 hours before it was absorbed into Argosy Magazine. The covers below give an idea of what All-American Fiction was all about. A few of the covers were definitely done by Rudolph Berlaski but I’m not sure if he did all of them. (It’s possible that he was responsible for all of them but some of the later 1938 cover don’t resemble his style.) Belarski is credited for the covers that he is definitely known to have been responsible for.
Artwork of the Day: Thrilling Adventures (by Rudolph Belarski)
This is from 1938. Mutiny may have a red flame but it’s not going to beat this man on the cover.
Artwork of the Day: Argosy (by Rudolph Belarski)
It looks like someone’s about to get struck out!
Artwork of the Day: Detective Novel (by Rudolph Belarski)
This is from 1947.
Artwork of the Day: Wayward Nurse (by Rudolph Belarski)
She is looking very wayward. Should a doctor be smoking? This cover was done by Rudolph Belarski, whose work has been featured on this site many times in the past.