The lurid cover art of Mexican pulp novels are a pop culture revelation. Never before seen in an English- or even Spanish-language collection are the often surreal and psychedelic images of extraterrestrials, robots, dinosaurs, dastardly killers, Zorro, Santo, and many other icons from stories involving suspense, mystery, romance, and the supernatural.Collected by MinneapoThe lurid cover art of Mexican pulp novels are a pop culture revelation. Never before seen in an English- or even Spanish-language collection are the often surreal and psychedelic images of extraterrestrials, robots, dinosaurs, dastardly killers, Zorro, Santo, and many other icons from stories involving suspense, mystery, romance, and the supernatural.Collected by Minneapolis’ Bobbette Axelrod (owner of the Sister Fun toy shop) and Baltimore’s Ted Frankel (proprietor of the American Visionary Art Museum’s store, Sideshow), Mexican Pulp Art presents the most striking examples of this sensational art form of the 1960s and 1970s.Researcher Maria Cristina Tavera’s introduction tells us about the original publishing companies, artists, and comic story lines of Micro Legends, Micro Suspense, Micro Mystery, and The Unexpected. Mexican Pulp Art joins Feral House’s award-winning collections of pop culture history —Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties, It’s A Man’s World: Men’s Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps, and Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin—in rediscovering extraordinary forgotten worlds of visual splendor....
|Title||:||Mexican Pulp Art|
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Mexican Pulp Art Reviews
If these Mexican pulp mag artists made a decent living then your parents are wasting their hard-earned money putting you through art school, because this is some of the worst art I've ever seen. From a technical standpoint these artists couldn't paint a barn door but the images are naive cum chilling at best. Poor perspective, crude figures, cracked oils, awful color composition, I loved every shitty page of this book. Bless you, Feral House!
Insane graphics all around. Publisher used the original artwork from the artists, this book would have been WAY better if they had used the original paperback covers with the text showing. THey should do a second volume.
EDITED 8/7/14 - new content below the break. This book is packed with gorgeous, goofy art; the closest analogue I can think of in American pulp is the old EC comics covers. Many of the pieces in here blow those covers away. Although the editors pulled the art without the text (so you don't really get a feel for how the two worked together) and there's very little information about the individual books, you'll still get a ton of enjoyment out of this book. And if you're like me, you'll also come away with an itch to track down Col. Micro-Misterio. TL;DR - Doesn't suck at all. Even if it did I'd still give it a bunch of stars because BEE WOMEN (and flying eyes) (and sacrifice to the black goat) (and mad scientists) (you get the idea).++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ETA: Okay, there's a flaw: the binding. The book fell apart on my third read-through - I mean, it just popped right out of the binding and then the pages slowly began separating on the shelf. Here's hoping the editors go with a different printer for the next edition. Still: BEE WOMEN! and flying eyes! -- and now I have 60 or so cool reversible mini posters. It's still worth four stars, but it's probably best to get it on sale if you can.
I would have liked this book more if there had been more information: about the stories, about the artists, anything. But given that I just gave this 5 stars, I don't know how seriously you should take my opinion. All I know is that if I saw one of these crude, lurid paintings on a cover of a book, I would buy it, no questions asked. Which is more or less how I ended up with this book in the first place.
No hay una exhaustiva referencia y documentación al respecto, pero si lo suficiente para hacerse una idea de ese momento en Méjico. Me parece un trabajo documentado muy interesante, hay una gran muestra de trabajos solo del arte sin ser premaquetado, imágenes claras, buena calidad de impresión.
do you like the covers of the (relatively) newly released james bond series by ian fleming? think of those covers painted by untrained artists with five times the amount of creativity and ten times the amount of reefer. i love this book and all its beautiful awkwardnessesssss.