|Vintage Pulp||May 15 2023|
You know, fabric uses up an awful lot of paint. Why don't you ditch the wrap and we'll just make this a nude.
Here's another addition to our collection of covers with artists and models. We've also shared a few strays that use the same theme, such as here. A Female Female by Brad Curtis deals with the adventures of a first-time artist's model named Bee who crosses the line between nude modeling as a professional versus sexual activity. We last saw Curtis years ago when we shared a cover for his 1963 novel Man Trap. Both that one and the one above were painted by the prolific Paul Rader, who we've seen a lot of and will see again.
|Vintage Pulp||Nov 1 2014|
Tonight I think I’m in the mood for a big, juicy piece of meat.
Paul Rader once again demonstrates his genius with this cover for Brad Curtis’s Man Trap, brought to us by always reliable Midwood Books, 1963. Curtis was a pseudonym used by Giles A. Lutz, predominantly a writer of westerns who made a few forays into thrillers. What we really like about this cover are the spangles in the background hinting at some wonderful nocturnal metropolis, doubtless rife with sex, sin, and other worthy pursuits. Pretty nice, too, how Rader slipped his signature—in this case a single “R”—onto the back of the menu.