Monday, 25 July 2016

Pulpfest 2016 - a few photos

Attended Pulpfest 2016. Not going to write up a full report when Walker Martin does such a great job, just thought I'd share a few photos to whet your appetite.

The vendor room moved this year to a place with much better lighting.

Pulpfest 2016 - Vendor Room
Pulpfest 2016 - Vendor Room



Pulpfest 2016 - Vendor Room
Pulpfest 2016 - Vendor Room

Lots of bargains there:


Pulpfest 2016 - Bargains galore
Pulpfest 2016 - Bargains galore


Some interesting pulps I saw there:

Flash Gordon magazine/comic hybrid and a Black Mask with a Raymond Chandler story
Flash Gordon magazine/comic hybrid and a Black Mask with a Raymond Chandler story





























Gangster Stories - a Clayton pulp that I've never seen before
Gangster Stories - a Clayton pulp that I've never seen before



Underworld Detective - another pulp that I've never seen before

Another interesting Pulpfest tradition - cakes in the Pulpfest themes:



Pulpfest 2016 - Cakes
Pulpfest 2016 - Cakes




Some very interesting talks there:

The Artists of THE ARGOSY —  120 Years of Sensational Pulp Artists by David Saunders. who was presented with the Lamont award there for his service to the pulp community. A great talk with lots of interesting titbits about the artists and the magazine. Munsey believed in hiring a team and giving them a free hand.

I missed these because I was too tired, people told me they were good:

A Century of the Specialty Pulp — LOVE STORY MAGAZINE and the Romance Pulp Phenomenon (Laurie Powers)


Laurie Powers won the Munsey award
Laurie Powers won the Munsey award



A Century of the Specialty Pulp — WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and the Evolution of the Pulp Western (Walker Martin/Ed Hulse)

And here's a photo that I took at this talk by Doug Ellis 120 Years of THE ARGOSY — The World’s First Pulp Magazine.

Doug Ellis aka The Shadow Presenter gives a talk on 120 years of the Argosy
Doug Ellis aka The Shadow Presenter gives a talk on 120 years of the Argosy

A surprise pulp cover I encountered at a restaurant near the venue:


Sport Story cover poster in a restaurant near the Pulpfest venue
Sport Story cover poster in a restaurant near the Pulpfest venue

Lastly, an advertising banner that was used at a newsagent's for Western Story magazine

A advertising banner that was used at a newsagent's for Western Story magazine
A advertising banner that was used at a newsagent's for Western Story magazine

Later, i'll post some pictures of the loot I gathered there.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Happy Fourth of July to you...



July 1923 cover for The Elks magazine by Angus MacDonall
July 1923 cover for The Elks magazine by Angus MacDonall

July 1923 cover for The Elks magazine by Paul Stahr
July 1923 cover for The Elks magazine by Paul Stahr



July 1927 cover for The Elks magazine by Paul Stahr
July 1927 cover for The Elks magazine by Paul Stahr


July 1928 cover for The Elks magazine by Norman Rockwell
July 1928 cover for The Elks magazine by Norman Rockwell


July 1931 cover for The Elks magazine by Walters Beach Humphrey
July 1931 cover for The Elks magazine by Walters Beach Humphrey



July 1933 cover for The Elks magazine by Colcord Heurlin
July 1933 cover for The Elks magazine by Colcord Heurlin



July 1934 cover for The Elks magazine by Ronald MacLeod
July 1934 cover for The Elks magazine by Ronald MacLeod


July 1935 cover for The Elks magazine by Ronald MacLeod
July 1935 cover for The Elks magazine by Ronald MacLeod

Friday, 1 July 2016

Pulp Magazine collector picture from EBay


Does anyone know who this is? The negative for this picture just came up for sale on EBay, and I thought he might be an author - the collection is small enough to be one author's output.

I see Wild West Weekly, Sky Aces, Texas Rangers, Two Western Books, Argosy in the collection.

If you know the person, leave a note in the comments and I'll change the image caption.


Unidentified collector with pulp magazine collection - Western, Aviation. Looks happy
Unidentified collector with pulp magazine collection - Western, Aviation. Looks happy