MORT KUNSTLER: THE GODFATHER OF PULP FICTION ILLUSTRATORS – a look at our latest book…

For the Men’s Adventure Library book series I co-edit and publish with Wyatt Doyle, via his New Texture imprint, 2019 was a banner year. In January, we published POLLEN’S ACTION:…

“Men’s Adventure Magazines and the Art of War” – a PulpFest presentation (Part 1)…

PulpFest is one of the biggest and best annual pulp-related conventions in the country. It’s a descendant of PulpCon, a pioneering event that ran annually from 1972 to 2008.  In…

POLLEN’S ACTION: THE ART OF SAMSON POLLEN — a new book showcasing his men’s adventure magazine artwork

Simply put, Samson Pollen was one of the greatest of the many artists who provided illustrations for the men’s adventure magazines (MAMs) that flourished from the early 1950s to the…

POLLEN’S WOMEN: THE ART OF SAMSON POLLEN…

I’m very happy to announce the release of POLLEN’S WOMEN: THE ART OF SAMSON POLLEN, the latest book in the Men’s Adventure Library series that I co-edit and publish with…

R.I.P. Walter Kaylin … One of the greats.

On February 15, 2017, the great men’s adventure magazine writer Walter Kaylin passed away at age 95. In the days since then, I’ve been thinking about him a lot and…

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…

STAG, December 1965 – WWII battles, Wild Flings, “Foxhole Girls” and more…

My previous post about the December 1965 issue of STAG focused on the author of its cover story about Pearl Harbor – military historian Robert F. Dorr – and on…

MALE magazine, May 1973 – Part 2: from “Good Girl Art” to bad clothing…

There are cool, interesting or entertainingly wacky things in almost every men’s adventure magazine published in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. As mentioned in my last post, the May 1973…

Solving men’s pulp mag mysteries in the Men’s Adventure Magazines Facebook Group…

If you’ve visited the Men’s Adventure Magazines Facebook Group recently, you’ve probably noticed that there has been a steady increase in members, posts and discussions there. My own posts in…

REAL men read “REAL” men’s adventure magazines…

The men’s adventure magazine genre that developed after World War II mixed elements from several other popular genres into a unique blend. Their action-oriented cover paintings and fiction stories were…

Bruce Minney Interview, Part 3 – From battle scenes and biker babes to African violet pots…

In case you missed them, here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 of my interview with Bruce Minney, one of the top illustration artists who did cover and…