Exotic Novel Magazine, which described itself as being “America’s Dean of Titillating Fiction” was a bi-monthly digest that was published from 1949 to 1951. Each issue featured a new novel about bad girls and the men who couldn’t resist them or good girls and the men who tried to corrupt them. The covers often promised that the novel found within was “uncut” and “uncensored.”
Today, of course, Exotic Novel Magazine is mostly remembered for its covers, which were done by some of the best illustrators working in the pulps. Below are a few of the exotic covers of Exotic Novel Magazine! As always, the artist has been credited when known.
Tomorrow is Mardi Gras. For many people, it will be their last chance to celebrate and indulge before the start of Lent. Though there are annual celebrations across the country, the city that everyone think of when they hear the words “Mardi Gras” is New Orleans. If you’ve not going to be able to get down to New Orleans this year to celebrate Mardi Gras, don’t worry. Through the Shattered Lens has got you covered with these New Orleans and Mardi Gras-related pulp covers!
Rudy Nappi was one of the most prolific of the great pulp artists and also had one of the longest careers. Though Nappi is mostly remembered for being the long-time cover artist for the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy book series, he also did a countless number of magazines and pulp paperback covers. Check out a sampling of his work below: