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.

 

 

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Pulp Images: The Way We Were

 

 

 

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

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.

English: The NASA insignia. Español: Insignia ...

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.

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

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.

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