|Vintage Pulp||Mar 14 2015|
An equitable exchange of services.
Are you old enough to have experienced the swinging craze? We aren’t, and we wouldn’t have taken part anyway (are you reading this, Pulp Intl. girlfriends?), but it does look kind of fun on vintage paperbacks (you aren't reading this are you, Pulp Intl. girlfriends?). We’ve shared a few covers in the past dealing with the subject of swapping, and you can see a few here, here, and here. For today we decided it was finally time to do what every pulp site must—put together a large, swap-themed collection of sleaze paperback covers. So above and below is a vast assortment for your enjoyment. The trick with these was to make sure they weren’t all from Greenleaf Classics, which is a company that through its imprints Companion, Candid, Adult, Nightstand, et al, published hundreds of swapping novels. That means we had to look far afield to avoid having the entire collection come from that publisher. We think we’ve done a good job (though we will put together a Greenleaf-only swapping collection later—it’s mandatory). Want to see even more swapping books? Try the excellent sleaze fiction website triplexbooks.com.
Donna PowellFrank HarrisR.B. WellerLana PrestonMark LoringLynda ParkerAlan MarshallDrew PalmerSteve Yardley. Don BellmoreBonnie GolightlyBud ConwayMax CollierDuncan FoxDallas MayoCurt AldrichCurt DonovanAaron ThomasO.R. BassettLana PrestonAlex CarterArthur AdlonJ.X. WilliamsCharles BeckDean McCoyBrian BlackDon JamesWayne WallaceArnold MarmorSheila FayeJames LayneManly X. MorganHerb RobertsG.A. GraemeGavin HaywardJon Baltcover artliteraturecover collection
|Vintage Pulp||Jul 22 2014|
Fred Fixler once again elevates Brandon House sleaze with virtuosic art.
A few years ago we shared eight Fred Fixler covers he had painted for Brandon House. Today we thought we’d fill out the collection a bit with another group of Fixlers, above. Some of these you can see elsewhere online, whereas others you can’t, but they all fall into that our-website-is-not-complete-without-them category we’ve mentioned before. Problem solved. Over time Fixler has become one of our favorite paperback illustrators, and these pieces show why. In fact, they’re probably way too good for an imprint like Brandon House, which published books like The Rape Machine and Sex on Welfare. It’s proof that even excellent artists often barely manage to make a living in this crazy world of totally upside down values. You can see the other Fixler collection at this link.
Brandon HouseFred FixlerGuy F. BrownStan O’DairNorma GilbertRichard E. GeisGus StevensPeter KantoRobert N. OwenPeggy SwensonWayne WallaceMarcia MarcouxStanley CursonRod StrongPamela KayeTony Treloscover artliterature