PulpFest 2021, featuring a virtual appearance by Eva Lynd…

I had a great time attending the PulpFest 2021 convention that was held in Pittsburgh in August. I went there with Wyatt Doyle, my co-editor in the Men’s Adventure Library…

An interview about our book POLLEN’S WOMEN: THE ART OF SAMSON POLLEN…

As noted in previous posts on this blog, I love the fanzines published by UK paperback and action/adventure media maven Justin Marriott. Justin began publishing his flagship fanzine THE PAPERBACK…

DEBUTING AT PULPFEST 2019: A guest post by Mike Chomko…

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Chomko is one of the founders and main organizers of the annual PulpFest convention that will held this year in Pittsburgh from August 15 to 18. Recently,…

“Men’s Adventure Magazines and the Art of War” – a PulpFest presentation (Part 2)…

My previous post on this blog reprinted the first half of the presentation I made with my publishing partner Wyatt Doyle at last year’s PulpFest. In case you don’t know…

“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…

Original Samson Pollen artwork featured in POLLEN’S WOMEN – now available from Sam…

The books in the Men’s Adventure Library series of books I co-edit and publish with Wyatt Doyle all feature classic artwork from men’s adventure magazines published in the 1950s, 1960s…

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…

Happy Mothers Day – and thanks to head Mother Frank Zappa for my men’s adventure magazine obsession…

Naturally I think about my late mother every Mother’s Day. This year on Mother’s Day, in addition to thinking about Mom, I’ve been working on a new book collecting men’s…

Talking with writer Paul Bishop about BARBARIANS ON BIKES…

EDITOR’S NOTE: When Wyatt Doyle and I got the idea for an art book featuring bikers and motorcycle gangs, we ran it by our friend Paul Bishop. In addition to…

Robert F. Dorr talks about his classic war and adventure stories in A HANDFUL OF HELL – PART 1…

In November 2009, shortly after I launched this blog about vintage men’s pulp adventure magazines, I received a brief email from author Robert F. Dorr. “I stumbled upon your blog…

The CRYPTOZOOLOGY ANTHOLOGY has been released – along with the Kraken!

I’m happy to announce that the lushly-illustrated, full-color paperback and hardcover editions of our CRYPTOZOOLOGY ANTHOLOGY are now available to order on Amazon.com – worldwide. They are also available on…