Monday 25 December 2017

Pulp Proverbs #1 - Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

Merry Christmas everyone, be sure to appreciate gift-givers. Message brought to you by Street and Smith's Western Story Magazine, September 21, 1935. Cover by Sidney Riesenberg

Cover for Western Story magazine. September 21, 1935 by Sidney Riesenberg
Cover for Western Story magazine. September 21, 1935 by Sidney Riesenberg

Sunday 24 December 2017

Pulp News Roundup - Pulp Art Exhibitions, Santa Claus , Book recommendations from Michael Dirda

Pulp Art Exhibitions

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA is exhibiting some of the work of pulp artist Gloria Stoll Karn on February 10, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

More information here:

Santa Claus in Science Fiction has an article about Santa Claus in the comics and science fiction digests:

Book recommendations from Michael Dirda (for the last minute gift givers among us)

Full review:

Saturday 16 December 2017

George Bronson-Howard - Author, Playwright, Movie Director, Scriptwriter

I came across George Bronson-Howard in some early issues of The Popular Magazine. I read a couple of stories about the diplomatic agent, Norroy. They’re well-written stories. The pace is best described as genteel, and the evil-doers much more gentlemanly than you’d expect, but they’re redeemed by the characterization and settings. A partial description of Norroy in his first adventure should give you the flavor of the writing: His clothes were just a little too much the mode of the day, and one indefinably regretted that a man of his intelligence should spend the thought necessary for such ultra-fashionable attire.

Looking for more information about him, I didn’t find anything online except the dates of his birth in 1884 and death in 1922. A little digging unearthed a few interesting facts, I got sucked in and before I knew it I had accumulated a few pages of material on him. To do his life justice would need a book, this article is a start.

George (Fitzalan) Bronson-Howard (c. 1916)
George (Fitzalan) Bronson-Howard (c. 1916)