“Fuck, Vernal, you smell like dish soap.” Vernal turned to the big man next to him. Then he looked at the well-endowed brunette. Then he turned back to his drink. “And you smell like a […]
Born in Manitoba and raised in Winnipeg, Canadian artist Ryan Heshka spent much of his youth in the company of old comics and pulp magazines. His work channels the giants of the genre, such as […]
Like covers to the greatest pulp paperbacks that never existed. Wow. Find more by the artist, plus his picture book “Nomads,” on his website.
Matt Cunningham, who goes by the moniker Moon Patrol, creates fantastically trippy retro collages from or inspired by old comics, pulp art, and vintage ads: cowboys, robots, phantoms, aliens, dinosaurs, and monsters. You can find […]
Dean Cornwell can tell entire stories by the looks on his subjects’ faces. Above is “It’s Hard to Explain Murder” (1920). This is “Enchanted Hill”:
Tom Lovell (1909-1997) was an American illustrator and painter best known for his pulp fiction magazine covers. “Painting for the pulps was great training,” he said. “You learned to tell a story in close compass. […]
It might seem like all fiction tells stories, but that’s not so. Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities,” for example, doesn’t so much unfold as describe. But then, it’s a poem as much as it’s fiction, a […]