Crazy Cows and Horrified Horses – The western art of George Harrison Wert

I like pulp covers, but i have to confess that most of the people portrayed on the covers had a total lack of expression comparable to the Great Stoneface, Buster Keaton himself. They could be dealing with a rogue elephant, a runaway stagecoach or a snarling man eating beast, and they would serenely confront them,… Continue reading Crazy Cows and Horrified Horses – The western art of George Harrison Wert

Five Stahr covers

On his birthday, a few of the artist Paul Stahr‘s cover paintings for Argosy.  High resolution photos made from multiple photos taken by me (click on the pictures to view in their full glory), the odd angles are to avoid reflections as much as possible. All paintings except the last one are from the astonishing collection… Continue reading Five Stahr covers

Gayle Hoskins – prints from “A Cowboy’s Day” series of covers

[On the occasion of the artist’s birthday] The artist Gayle Hoskins did many covers for Western Story Magazine, starting in 1929. One of the few positive things to emerge from the Great Depression was that many excellent cover artists were forced to do illustrations for pulp magazines as their incomes dropped. This led to improved… Continue reading Gayle Hoskins – prints from “A Cowboy’s Day” series of covers

Beautiful covers #4 – Jekyll/Hyde covers

Inspiration for the Batman villain Two-Face, perhapsDetective Fiction Weekly, November 26, 1932, Cover artist not known Can someone who’s read the issue tell us if this is the hero or the villain? And maybe the cover artist if that’s in the table of contents. Another cover from the same magazine, November 27, 1937. Another Jekyll/Hyde… Continue reading Beautiful covers #4 – Jekyll/Hyde covers

Beautiful covers #3 – N.C Wyeth in the Popular Magazine

One of N.C. Wyeth’s cover paintings for The Popular Magazine is up for sale. Root around the sofa cushions, you’ll need your spare change for this one – estimated sale price is from $100,000 – $150,000. You won’t be getting Wyeth’s signature on this one, though, it’s signed Pearson Barnes; the explanation from the catalog… Continue reading Beautiful covers #3 – N.C Wyeth in the Popular Magazine