Wonder What the $25,000 Kickstarter Budget is going to do?

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If you are like some people, you might be wondering why we need $25,000. We need it to compensate for the campaign pre-kickstarter and post-kickstarter money that we have put out.

That amounts to about $12,500 and then from there we have to pay for the digitally scanned images, the pricey lawyer that advises us on copyright issues and of course the price to maintain social media and marketing campaigns.

We hope that people will want to see our finished idea.

It’s something that we have worked years for. We know that you might be confused as to what the website will be like when we are done. Don’t be. We will have a free site, meaning you can get on there and look it over, scroll and research. But we will request a fee for digital downloads.

Pulpimages.com right now is only a site that is sitting still, waiting for the day that we make that Kickstarter  campaign goal.

We encourage you to fund us today. Kickstarter is a 50/50 chance, and we have hope that even though we have 9 days left, we might make it. When you share our goals with your comic lover, pulp lover or history lover friends-we know that you are thinking of us. We want to be able to save this great treasure inside and out.

 

So if you have any questions please feel free to contact us. If you want to help, contact us! Share us and like us today!

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Pulp Images Saving Science Fiction Robots One Damsel At A Time

A team of 5 NASA scientists bring their out of this world Savvy to saving American Pulp

 

Akron, OHIO- Pulp Images is gearing up on Kickstarter to preserve over 20,000 images from Pulp history. The group hopes to preserve not only the colored images, but also the inside cover of  black and white images as well. They have recently launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 in order to fund a website, and digitally scan these images as well as restore them.

 

Pulp Images was created by a group of NASA engineers who have always had an affinity for science fiction pulp. The history of pulp has been rooted in Jules Vern, a legendary author and in the early magazines of the twentieth century. Pulp art is the illustrations from magazine covers published from the 1890’s to the 1960’s. These covers are slowly fading into history, and because of that the group was formed to save them.

 

Pulp images has been devoting years to this project, and have so far scanned many images on their own. With the use of Kickstarter, the company plans to start a new phase in the preservation of these important pieces of Americana.

 

Most Kickstarter campaigns operate under an all or nothing idea, so if Pulpimages.com doesn’t reach their goal of $25,000 the preservation will be stopped. To follow their project find them on Twitter (@Pulpimages) and Facebook.com/Pulpimages and spread the word on your social media networks. Consider trying to donate as little as $1 to start the project. If you want to donate more, you can be the first among your friends to be featured on a actual cover from Pulp Americana.

 

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If you would like more information about Pulpimages.com Kickstarter project or to schedule an interview email Coletted1980@gmail.com or tweet @pulpimages.

 

 

More about Kickstarter

You’ve been with us since April & we’ve been keeping you posted on the time leading up to the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. Now is the time we need you to take some action & help fund our dreams to keep pulp art alive! Hopefully you’ve liked us on Facebook by now. But maybe you’re a little unsure of what’s the next step or what this whole Kickstarter thing is about.

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For those of you who know what Kickstarter is, you know how important your support is.  If you’re new to Kickstarter, it is an innovative way to fund creative projects in art, theater, technology, photography, film, video, food, the list goes on.
Thanks for following us this far, no matter which platform you use, but we really need you on Kickstarter.  A pledge of as low as $1 will keep you in the loop with our updates and let you know exactly what is going on and where we are headed.  We are continuing to work hard to bring our searchable Pulpimages database to life and need your help on Kickstarter to make it happen!

 

Joining us
You’ll need a Kickstarter account, it’s easy, just back the project and follow the prompts.  All financial transactions are securely handled through Amazon.  If you don’t have an account, it will take an extra minute to enter your credit card and address info.  You won’t be charged until our project is successful!

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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