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Pulps & Pulp Art: Post'em if you got'em...6785

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Setting the Wayback machine to reach a bit earlier to capture more Astounding Science Fiction pulps in the last year before moving to the digest format...



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There was some terrific art on these 25-cent gems.



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One of my favorite of the later Astounding SF pulp covers...



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Astounding Science Fiction, August 1943...



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Astounding Science Fiction, September 1943...



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Digests don't appear to be that popular here, but maybe size is a factor when it comes to appreciating pulps. In the course of format experimentation, before settling on the digest size that would upended the pulp market, Astounding Science-Fiction's editor John W. Campbell returned to the oversized "bedsheet" size at the start of 1942. These tabloid magazine sized pulps were popularized in the 1920's by Hugo Gernsback's Amazing Stories (they're similar in size to slick magazines of the era like LOOK or LIFE). ASF covers may not be the most action-packed to gawk at, but these pulps are certainly among the largest!



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The second bedsheet Astounding SF...



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The 3rd "bedsheet" size Astounding SF (with contents provided)...






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This might be my favourite thread in this forum!!!
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This might be my favourite thread in this forum!!!


Thanks, Ryan! I was wondering if anyone was interested because no one has clicked the little "thumbs up" button on the upper right of posts. I'll continue posting scans as long as I know there's an interest.
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This might be my favourite thread in this forum!!!


Thanks, Ryan! I was wondering if anyone was interested because no one has clicked the little "thumbs up" button on the upper right of posts. I'll continue posting scans as long as I know there's an interest.
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ok. I will give you some 👍. They look really cool but I do not know much about them. Are they illustated inside too? Or just the stories. I love raygun covers and Spacecraft covers.
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The Brundage WT are awesome and well known. I also like the later ones. And I do appreciate your posts, Catman.


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This might be my favourite thread in this forum!!!


Thanks, Ryan! I was wondering if anyone was interested because no one has clicked the little "thumbs up" button on the upper right of posts. I'll continue posting scans as long as I know there's an interest.
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ok. I will give you some 👍. They look really cool but I do not know much about them. Are they illustated inside too? Or just the stories. I love raygun covers and Spacecraft covers.


Pulp covers are cool and I can understand the lack af familiarity with interior art. Yes, pulps are illustrated, but the art is sporadic and almost always B&W. However, the interior illustrations are often powerful action or descriptive scenes ranging in size from spot illustrations up to a full page by well known, respected artists such as Virgil Finley, Hannes Bok, etc.

Thanks for the support, the one thing I don't want to do is elicit yawns, wasting your time and mine. Here are a couple of examples of interior illustration (neither best nor worst) to provide a better context for the scope of the art in a fantasy pulp ...







Above illustrations were by artist/author Hannes Bok.

In a horror or crime pulp the scenes would be more violent, in a science fiction pulp the art would reflect imaginative futuristic drama, etc., all in service to the author's story. I'll post more examples of interior illustration by other artists if folks are interested.
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@CatmanAmerica Thanks for the information and interior photos. They do seem pretty cool.
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@CatmanAmerica Thanks for the information and interior photos. They do seem pretty cool.


You're welcome, Brian. I'll try to get more scans of interiors and covers done early next week.
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