Surfing for Mort Kunstler illustration art…

If you’re a reader of this blog, you probably know that Mort Kunstler is one of the greatest of the many great artists who provided cover paintings and interior illustrations…

Interview with artist Gil Cohen: Part 3 – The Magazine Management years and beyond…

Part 3 of my interview with Gil Cohen, an artist who once painted hundreds of cover paintings and interior illustrations for men’s adventure magazines, picks up after he was discharged…

It’ OK to see double on New Year’s Eve – if it’s on the covers of men’s adventure magazines

In my New Year’s Eve post last year, I showed some examples of cover paintings that appeared on the covers of two different men’s adventure magazines. I thought about that…

Fourth of July reading for fans of men’s adventure magazines…

Ah, yes. Fourth of July weekend. A nice long weekend that most hard-working American men enjoy. And, after the barbecues and fireworks are over, some men like to relax with…

Uncovering the Real James Bond – and the Real Roland Empey

The January 1966 issue of Male magazine features a very cool, Sixties-flavored cover painting by Mort Kunstler that looks like a James Bond scene. Quite a few of Ian Fleming’s…

Men’s Pulp Mag Piranhas vs. SyFy’s “Mega Piranhas”

Recently, the SyFy channel aired a made-for-TV movie titled Mega Piranha, which featured giant CGI killer fish. It was just cheesy enough to be enjoyable, if you enjoy cheesy Grade-B…

Bloodthirsty baboons, a transgendered damsel in distress, vicious anteaters — and a killer Komodo dragon…

A while ago, in a post featuring monkey and baboon attack covers, I included the cover of the May 1955 issue of Men magazine. The cover painting on that issue…

“Monkey Madness” and bloodthirsty baboons

During my recent interview with Dr. David M. Earle, the author of All Man! (the excellent new book about Ernest Hemingway and 1950s men’s magazines), I asked him if he…

Cover artist Stanley Borack – from Jivaro headhunters to Jaws

In my previous post, I featured a cool shrunken head cover by the great artist Wally Richards (aka Walter Dubois Richards). The headhunter story Richards’ cover art was done for…

A look at some of the notable writers published in men’s adventure magazines

In addition to having great painted covers and interior artwork by some of the top illustrators of the era, the best men’s adventure magazines had articles and stories by many…

Robert F. Dorr’s unusual “Ghost Bear” story – plus some manly bear attack art

Man vs. beast was a common theme in the stories and art in men’s adventure magazines of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. And, the bigger the beast, the better…

“Even the Rhinos Were Nymphos”

When I bought the August 1954 issue of Male magazine shown at left, with the superb cover painting of a rhino attack by artist Robert G. Doares, it reminded me…