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 2…

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…

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…

Connecting the dots between horror films and men’s pulp magazines (Boris Karloff Blogathon)

On this blog, I regularly feature some of the great cover paintings and interior art from men’s adventure magazines of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. I’m a big fan…

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…