A pulp magazine blog? Well, yeah.
My primary motivation for starting Yellowed Perils was my attendance at the upcoming Pulpcon 35. I wanted to post live from the con, something no one else was doing at the time. (Remember, Twitter was only four months old then, and Instagram was still four years away.)
For a number of years, The Pulp Companion provided a way to add the news and commentary elements. (I’d envisioned The Pulp Companion as an online pulp fanzine, and had a number of contributors.) During the same time, ThePulp.Net also hosted a forum for discussions of the pulps.Read More
For the longest time, there were only two or three friends who shared my enthusiasm for the pulps: Charles Corder, my friend since first grade; Curtis Collins, a high-school classmate who worked at a local comic book store; and Darryl (I’ve forgotten his last name), who we met through the store. That was about it, except occasionally for a friend who had a mild interest in one or two specific pulp characters.
After college, we all went different ways as we journeyed into adulthood and “real life.” Throughout the ’80s, I was pretty much a lone pulp fan who kept his eyes out for any pulp-related reprints or studies that might show up in the local bookstore’s “Books in Print” catalog — which once discovered would be promptly order. That’s how I discovered the Crime Club’s reprints of The Shadow, and pulp scholar Robert Sampson‘s various books published by the Popular Press.Read More
As you have probably noticed, there haven’t been very many posts here at Yellowed Perils in the past couple of weeks.
It’s less than a month away from PulpFest. That means that we are currently hustling to put together this year’s issue of The Pulpster. (As a result, I have less time for other pulp-related activities such as Yellowed Perils. Sigh.)
Tony Davis, who founded The Pulpster back in 1991 for Pulpcon (PulpFest’s predecessor), edited the zine through issue number 21 in 2012. After 20 years, he thought it was time to take a break. He did a wonderful job creating the convention zine and growing it year after year.
I was fortunate enough to have worked with him designing the zine since issue 17 in 2008. The good folks at PulpFest asked me to assume the editorship last fall. With a lot of assistance from Mike Chomko and his son, Peter Chomko, I’m striving to continue the high-quality pulp zine you’d come to expect from Tony.Read More
I remember reading a post by Roger Ebert about his love of science fiction pulps back in early 2012.
Ebert, who died April 4 from cancer, was best known for his role as the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Pulitzer-Prize-winning film critic and his time on TV’s “At the Movies.” But he was also a fan of pulp magazines.Read More
2012 is well under way, so the pulp convention season is starting up again.
If you haven’t noticed, we keep an updated listing of upcoming Pulp Events on the front page of ThePulp.Net. It covers conventions, sales shows, exhibits and other pulp gatherings.
The 33rd Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show in Mission Hills, Calif., was March 25. It was my first time to attend. (We were in town for a family event, but I managed to zip over for about an hour Sunday morning.) As Laurie Powers noted, there were few pulps for sale this year. I didn’t find anything on my wants-list, but I did pick up the second volume of The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, by Mike Ashley, (I’ve had the first volume since the late ’70s) and a 1918 issue of The Popular Magazine.