An interview with artist James Bama – Part 3…

Toward the end of Part 2 of my interview with artist James Bama, we discussed one of the classic men’s adventure magazine illustrations he painted that’s featured in the must-have…

An interview with artist James Bama – Part 1…

AN UPDATE with new info from Brian M. Kane, author of the must-have book JAMES BAMA: AMERICAN REALIST… In April 2021, there was a discussion among members of the Men’s…

Men’s “sweat magazine” art from the Rich Oberg Collection – Part 1: Mel Crair covers

Bondage and torture cover art and stories are fairly common features of some vintage men’s adventure magazines. The most notorious and most sought after are the Nazi B&T covers —…

Sheiks, harems and occasional Nazis: The “Arab Peril” subgenre in men’s adventure magazines

Today, fairly or not, many Americans primarily associate the word “Arab” with terrorists and religious extremism. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, we had somewhat different stereotypical mental images of…

Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds would’ve loved “The Virgins from Hell”

Recently, I bought a copy of the January 1961 issue of Male magazine online, largely because it had a cover painting by Mort Kunstler, one of the greatest and most…

Dudes, here’s your electric car – Sixties style!

The pulptastic cover art on the July 1960 issue of Men magazine is by of the most talented and popular pulp artists ever, James Bama. It’s a teaser for an…