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Celebrating Illustration, Design, Cartoon and Comic Art of the Mid-20th Century

From an earlier time

Thursday, January 26, 2006


For those who enjoy illustration from a slightly earlier time, I stumbled upon a fantastic resource in this remote corner of the 'net: a site devoted to pulp author Ellis Parker Butler.

"Working from his home in Flushing (Queens) New York, Ellis Parker Butler was -- by every measure and by many times -- the most published author of the pulp fiction era."

Who knew? But what's of even more interest to us is that the author(s) of the site have generously included a cover gallery of magazines in which Mr. Butler had articles published.

From "Adventure" to "Youth's Companion", from 1893 to 2003 ( how'd he do that? ) there are 605 covers to peruse so be prepared to set aside a few minutes... this could take a while!

4 comments

  1. Leif, how do you keep finding all these marvelous sites??? It was bad enough when I was just visiting Today's Inspiration, but now every time I visit I end up boomarking another site. If I don't stop visiting your blog, I am going to lose my job, my home, my wife and my children. They are going to find my bleached bones in front of my computer.

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  2. LoL, David, the internet is indeed a most marvelous thing - and will almost certainly be the ruination of us all.

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  3. The Amazing Stories are awesome!

    Have you ever come across this site? One of my faves:

    http://www.samuelsdesign.com/comics/agoodgirl_romance.html

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  4. Wow! What a great selection of comic covers... thanks for the link!

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