Have you ever seen a cover from Amazing Stories, Spicy Detective , Weird Tales or Scientific American and thought "Cor, this is the real shit, why do I not know who did this? Why are galleries and modern book covers are full of trash when there are such guiding lights to follow?
|Like this piece by C B Coby|
Which has a metric fucktonne of artists listed, with extensive biographies and examples of their art.
It took me about 8-10 hours to look through them all and that was with mostly ignoring all the cowboy and sports adventure art.
I assume most of these are now public domain , but more importantly some of the pieces I've seen around with no credit can have a name , and more works can be easily be found of that artist.
The creator and maintainer of this website have done THE WORLD a massive service with this site.
I am so in awe of the amount of art and artist that could of been forgotten or at least unknown to me , had it not existed.
The rest of this post is going to be featuring some of my favourites from the site.
This selections is due to them having at least one of the following qualities:
"goofy charm" , "endearingly deranged" "breaks all the rules but, by god, it works", "craftsmanship at sublime level" "delightfully imaginative" "Amazing Style)
(In case you though pulp art could only be one of those)
|LEE BROWN COYE|
|J ALLEN ST.JOHN|
|H W BROWN|
|H W WESSO|
Can we just have a moment to reflect on the body language and poise of this character and how it shows their temperament , age, and degree of skill with the blade? And how much coiled energy exists in its depiction of stillness?
Like Western as genre has basically zero appeal for me , but I recognise art when I see it
|A Leslie Ross|