You need to see the Doc!

In the morning, after you’ve woken from a night of Friday hijinxs, you might be feeling a little on the green side. We’re not saying take a trip to the doctor, instead try reading some of the Doc!

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Doc Savage was a physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer and researcher during the 1940’s. A classic pulp character, Doc would surely be able to find the much sought after “hangover cure,” a mystery even with today’s modern medicines.

 

Go forth, pulpies. Have fun tonight. Consult the Doc in the morning.

 

Oh and scroll around our Kickstarter page while your laying in your bed recovering on Saturday.

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Pulp Images Will Be Here….

So thanks to a great group of people we are not only going to be appearing to local pulp and comic con arenas in Ohio, but national comic con’s have agreed to put our postcard out there.

Wanna see where we are going to be?

Mighty Con Toys, comics and  Gaming convention

St. Charles, Illinois

Mightycon.com

June 21-23

Fri: 5-9pm

Sat:10-5pm

Sun: 11-4pm

Pre-order! Day pass is only $10, weekend pass for $15

 

Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Show

Sunday June 23, 2013

Shrine Auditorium Expo Center 700 West 32nd St. Los Angeles, CA

http://www.comicbookscifi.com/index.html

Tickets: $10, ages 5 and under are free.

 

Ocala Comic Con

Saturday, June 29, 2013

http://ocalacomiccon.com/

June 29/30th, 2013!
10am-8pm Saturday & 10am-6pm Sunday.
Over 11,000 square feet of the Ocala Hilton Convention Hall. Special celebrity guests, 75+ tables of exhibitors, meet & greets, & concert.
1 Day admission tickets are $10, two days are $20!

DexiCon 16, Gaming Convention

Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey
http://www.dexposure.com/dexcon16.html
Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 7, 2013

At-the-door prices are as follows:

Complete Membership: $70.00
One Day Complete, Friday: $40.00
One Day Complete, Saturday: $55.00
One Day Complete, Thursday or Sunday: $35.00

One Day Memberships are valid until the end of the last event of the day (4:00AM)

Registration Schedule:

Wednesday: 6:00PM – 12:00AM
Thursday: 8:00AM – 12:00AM
Friday: 8:00AM – 12:00AM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 10:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Note that DEXCON does NOT close d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Time Machine: A Look At The Fascination

Ahh, The Time Machine, a legend in Science fiction and pulp art.

In 1895, HG Well’s released the novel the Time Machine. It was amazing, the idea that human beings could breach the veil to outer space was unbelievable, yet entertaining.  In the story a scientist successfully travels forward thorugh time. He moves past atomic bombs, and human destruction and eventually finds a primevil state of being in the future. In this time the Morelocks and the Eloi live in a strange separation. The Eloi are innocent, look like a human but are not as aware as a human from the 1890s. The Morelocks were humans who chose to live underground.

It’s filled with adventure, a girl in distress and a man who has to decide what time he wants to live in. There were two movies made, but the 1960’s verision is really our favoirte.

Here are some pulp cover art all based on time machines

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And one more thing: Supposedly Time Travel has already happened.

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Pulp Images: The Way We Were

 

 

 

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English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (May 1929, vol. 13, no. 5) featuring The Scourge of B’Moth by Bertram Russell. Cover art by C. C. Senf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A long, long time ago in a galaxy not incredibly far away there were a team of supercell scientists. They decided that one day after working hard, they would uncover all of the pulp art from times past and then save it. Not just any type of art, Pulp Art, or as they came to call it Pulp Images.

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English: The NASA insignia. Español: Insignia de la NASA. Italiano: Logo della NASA. Русский: Логотип НАСА. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So these scientists in the real world are actually NASA engineers, based in Ohio. For years, we have been grabbing pulp images from the past and  making them into something that you can see. You know a digital image. The process is known as digital preservation, a modern response to the rapid deterioration of our pulp art, documents and more. We wanted to collect aliens, feme fatales, robot men from outer space, and more.

So far we have scanned over 20,000 images! That’ s just in our off time. The cover art comes from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Then we became intrigued with another part of preserving. That is, we wanted to not only preserve the front cover images, but the inside pulp as well. The inside drawings are black and white, most other sites and preservationists, ignore those. But we felt that they were also important. So that’s what makes our Pulp Images preservation company different we wanted to save the entire collection of images inside and out!

A lot of these had wear and tear, and were rapidly deteriorating. So using our savvy, we removed the damage. Right now we are focusing on Science fiction, but we want to get those western prints and others as well. We are not limiting ourselves on this.

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English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (May 1941, vol. 35, no. 9) featuring There Are Such Things by Seabury Quinn. Cover art by Hannes Bok. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay here comes the important part, now you know how we began-a bunch of NASA people working on saving what we loved, now we want you to be a part of it all.

So how can you be a part of it? Simple: Go to our Kickstarter campaign pledge$1.00 or more (wink*) and help us raise $25,000 so that we  can pay for the restorations and preservation of these pieces.

Also, while you are at it- Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, Find us on Pinterest and Visit our Google + page!

 

 

The Figurine

Plans for the figurine are taking shape… LITERALLY! It all started with a pulp image and one 3D artist, Grego. We just got pictures of the prototype and we don’t want to jinx it, but it looks AWESOME!

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This little guy will be available in his finished form for backers of our Kickstarter campaign who back us at the $35 level. This 3D 3inch cast resin figurine comes from a Startling Stories poster and is brought to life by Grego. Along with the figurine, you’ll also be at Alien at Alien Status and get three digital images.

Scandelous Pulp: Why We Love it

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English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (January 1937, vol. 29, no. 1) featuring Children of the Bat by Seabury Quinn. Covert art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (May 1938, vol. 31, no. 5) featuring Thunder in the Dawn (an Elak novella) by Henry Kuttner. Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Cover of the pulp magazine Magic Carpet Magazine (April 1933, vol. 3, no. 2). Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Magic Carp...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Magic Carpet Magazine (October 1933, vol. 3, no. 4). Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (May 1935, vol. 25, no. 5) featuring The Death Cry by Arthur B. Reeve. Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (March 1936, vol. 27, no. 3) featuring The Albino Deaths by Ronal Kayser. Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (December 1934, vol. 24, no. 6) featuring A Witch Shall be Born by Robert E. Howard. Cover by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (April 1934, vol. 23, no. 4) featuring Satan’s Garden by E. Hoffmann Price. Cover by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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046a Weird Tales Apr-1934 Cover by Margaret Brundage – Includes Satan’s Garden Part 1 of 2 by E. Hoffmann Price (Photo credit: California Cthulhu (Will Hart))

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003c Oriental Stories Sum-1932 Cover by Margaret Brundage Includes a Letter by E. Hoffmann Price (Photo credit: California Cthulhu (Will Hart))

Back in the day there was a woman named Margaret Brundage, and what is she famous for? Causing the whole nation to utter that word “scandelous”. How? Well her covers on pulp image magazines were racy and explosive.

She was active in politics, and an independent woman living in the age when men were the only ones entitled to take care of business.

Wanna see why she was so racy?

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Aliens and Pulp Images First Contact

Colorful and rich, the early pulp art covers were made to be drooled on. Pulp did not come to this world immaculately however, in fact it took a long time to get people into the art and science fiction world.

Science fiction books came to life in the 1920s and goes all the way to 1955.

The beginnings of Pulp

In the early beginnings of Pulp, people used books as a form of entertainment.What we call a magazine today was actually  referred to as a newspaper in the later 19th century. Basically, they were large and long sheets of paper, jam packed with information on the front and back. After printing technology stepped up they began to bind the papers into a format we recognize today as a magazine.

From 1820-1900, a period characterized as Victorian aesthetics, newspapers were filled with scrolls, illustrations and more. Color was too expensive to be mass produced so largely everything was black and white.

Scientific America was begun in the late 19th century and is still alive and kicking today.The covers of this magazine still looked like a newspaper for years until about 1900.

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Those who bought scientific american were exposed to ravishing concepts.

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Yes, they were able to think of the future’s horseless carriages and more.

Authors like Jules Verne From the Earth To The Moon c.1874 was filled with illustartions. It can actually be credited with early pulp images. Check out the interior pictures.

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The images were created with pen and ink. In this case black in is built up over the page or by scratch board.

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Soon after came something call America’s novels and with it the first image of a robot.

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Don’t forget you can become a robot on our Kickstarter campaign for just a $1.00!

So why did people buy this? Well the steam man for one was a huge draw! People liked the idea of a mechanical man of the future.

Then as the progression of the ages ensued we begin to see monsters, damsels in distress and ALIENS!!!

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