Halloween is here. If you’re still looking for a last-minute jack-o-lantern idea, how about crafting a pulp-o-lantern?
I dusted off a post from three year’s back with a link on ThePulp.Net’s Facebook page a week ago, but never got around to linking to it again here at Yellowed Perils. Back in 2013, I resurrected several stencils for pulp pumpkin carvings that I had originally published in 2006.
If you’re carving one of these pulp-o-lanterns — or a pulp-related design of your own — please send along a photograph (or post on in the comments below the pumpkin link on TPN’s Facebook page). I would be thrilled to share them with fellow pulp fans.
Have a safe and fun Halloween!Read More
Looking at the Arizona Doc Con page on Facebook has only made me more disappointed that I wasn’t able to attend this year’s con.
Fans of Bronze gathered in Glendale, Ariz., on the west side of Phoenix, over last weekend to celebrate Doc Savage and the 40th anniversary of George Pal‘s movie, “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.” And what better way to celebrate that than with the star of the movie, actor Ron Ely.Read More
I’d always wondered what sort of guidance the pulp publishers provided to prospective fictioneers back in the day.
Then one day, I noticed on eBay a collection of pulp rejection letters and a copy of the pulp Adventure‘s writers’ guide. I placed a bid, then upped it a few times until the bidding war for those vintage documents soared above my meager budget for pulp material. That was back in 2005.
I always lamented not getting my hands on that Adventure guide. I’m not sure what I envisioned the guide to be. I guess I thought it might be a multi-page booklet offering a how-to for writing stories that the magazine’s publishers would want to buy.Read More
I’ve mentioned it before, but the past few years I’ve really focused my collecting efforts more on pulp fanzines and reference books than actual pulps (though that doesn’t mean I haven’t been buying pulps, too).
My filing cabinet is filled with zines and I have others stuffed in spaces on my bookcase. (Then there are several boxes of duplicates in the closet. I’ll try to remember to bring them to Doc Con again, if anyone is interested.)
Besides storage space, the real trouble with zines is tracking down which pulp zine that article about such–and–such appeared in. I remember reading it, and it was on the left–hand page, but which issue was it in?Read More