Western author Norman A. Fox’s website, maintained by his family

Western author Norman A. Fox (c. 1930s) I recently found an excellent website on the western author Norman A. Fox, a founder of the Western Writers of America. It has a biography and photos of the author, a bibliography of his stories and movies, and even has a video of a presentation on him made… Continue reading Western author Norman A. Fox’s website, maintained by his family

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

Beautiful covers #2 – Walter Baumhofer – Western Story

Walter Baumhofer, one of the best cover artists for the pulps, got his start with Street and Smith in an interesting manner. In 1930, Baumhofer married another artist Alureda, whose nickname was “Pete”. Their income dropped precipitously due to reductions in advertising budgets during the Great Depression and by 1932, the Baumhofers were running out… Continue reading Beautiful covers #2 – Walter Baumhofer – Western Story

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Archie Joscelyn – Western Author

Archie Joscelyn had a writing career spanning nearly 40 years, wrote about 300 stories for the western pulps, and more than 200 novels under 12 pen names. Enjoy reading this article about him in the Montana Helena Observer, dated April 30, 2005. I haven’t seen it reposted anywhere. http://helenair.com/lifestyles/western-wonder/article_db7b9bfc-313d-56d9-8776-d503d679b9b6.html