Monday, August 9, 2010

Can't get enough of Lots of Pulp

Brian Solomon delves deep into history to bring you the original pulp art from Pulp's Golden age, at Lots of Pulp. Please, do me a huge favor and drop by his blog to praise him for his efforts.

Say what you will about Heather Graham's acting abilities, but you can't question her bravery. I mean, who else will swim in deep cold waters buck-naked, and slap sharks at the same time? Not you, Bucky.

Now you can see why I hate my job. This is what I had to go through just to get a vacation form, and even H.P. Lovecraft couldn't have conceived of what lurks near the fax machine.

Not that our vacation was that much better. People claim that Times Square is too safe now...The Missus and I, beg to differ.

Methinks they have the title juxtaposed. The "all new sock stories" on the cover just confirms it.

Trust me that when Kirk Douglas says he's "Spartacus," you damn well better call him "Spartacus."

Actually, Marlon Brando was no better, after he had a few too many.

Just between you and me, let's just say that some unusual steps were taken this time to rehabilitate Lindsay Lohan while she was in jail.

Don't let anyone kid you, it's tough being a writer.


Pamila Payne said...

Gotta love those covers. I'll check out the site, thanks for the tip. I have the Big Book Of Pulp and sometimes get lost in it. The sheer audacity of those images just makes me smile every time.

SkylersDad said...

Great stuff Cormac!

David Barber said...

Nice one Cormac. Action Stories - that could also be a young Matt Dillon?

Will check out the site, thanks.

Where did you spend your vacation BTW?

sunshine said...

I went over. He's got some awesome covers!
I love these. There is just something so sensual about them.. well, some of them. :)
I especially like the one of me tied up to the post and... errr.. never mind. :P


Cormac Brown said...


You're welcome and I love the pencil and charcoal drawings in "The Big Book of Pulp." These covers were key and done with much more care than today's movie trailers, because they really had to compete to get the readership of those who didn't recognize the authors.

Sky Dad,

I live to amuse...not always intetionally.


Oh, now you've done it. All I see is Matt Dillon in that picture and I don't like to rewrite if I can help it. Plus the boat-motif ties into "Wild Things."

The three of us went to Long Island, Central New Jersey and Manhattan.


; )

Bukowski's Basement said...

Where have all these great covers gone??? Love these...

David Barber said...

I wnt to Manhattan/New York for my 30th. Awesome place and hope to go back when the kids are older. I'd be interested to see some 'scenery' photos if you ever decided to post some on your 'travels' blog.

Have a great day. I'm having a lazy, unexpected day off ;-)

Cormac Brown said...


TV was the death-knell for everything.


Seriously, despite me nearly getting into two fights, I can't believe how "safe and normal" Manhattan is. I'll post some photos, eventually and I'm waayy behind, as I still owe Coraline a meme.

"I'm having a lazy, unexpected day off"

There is no rest for writers, mate!

Alan Griffiths said...

Super covers Cormac; thanks for highlighting these and I'll check out the site as soon as I can.

Hope all is well with you and the FFF gang.

Kind regards.

Randal Graves said...

Oh, so now you're shilling for pornography? Where's the FCC!

Cormac Brown said...


Your presence is missed on F-F-F and in general. I hope to see some of your writing soon.


That's right, I'm changing my name to "Cormac Flynt."

Mike Wilkerson said...

Covers are the balls. Even better, is that there was a magazine called "Saucey Movie Tales".

Cormac Brown said...


I'm amazed how specialized they were. Check out the tags and you'll be amazed.