More Mort Künstler cover and interior paintings from vintage men’s adventure magazines…

During my recent interview with legendary artist Mort Künstler, he told me that during a typical month in the 1950s and 1960s he usually created three cover paintings and at…

An interview with artist Mort Künstler – Part 2

Today, Mort Künstler is known as one of the premier historical artists in America. Since the 1980s, his main focus has been on paintings of scenes from American history, especially…

An interview with artist Mort Kunstler – Part 1…

Recently, I had the pleasure and honor of talking with Mort Künstler — one of the best and most famous of the many artists who did cover paintings and interior…

Another look at Mort Kunstler’s superb illustrations for “His Majesty O’Keefe”

My plan to post another set of Norm Eastman paintings from the Rich Oberg collection today changed when I got a surprise email from Jane Kunstler, daughter of legendary artist…

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…

Merry Christmas – Men’s Adventure Magazine style…

The holiday season got me thinking about what it might have been like if some of the pulpier men’s adventure magazines had used Christmas-themed cover paintings on their December issues.…

MAN’S ILLUSTRATED exposes “America’s Latest Sex Drug LSD – The Instant Thrill Pill.”

In an entry I posted here a while ago, I featured a wild, but apparently true story about a doctor who volunteered to be a guinea pig in some early…

The Men’s Adventure Magazines Facebook page

Some months ago, as an experiment, I created a Men’s Adventure Magazines page on Facebook to go with this blog. I wanted to try it out as an alternative to…

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…

The legendary Walter Kaylin, “Jaws” and the USS Indianapolis

Earlier this month, I posted an entry on this blog about Walter Kaylin, the legendary men’s adventure story writer who was also editor of the short-lived, pocket-size men’s pulp magazine…

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…