Friday, September 24, 2010

the innocent one

I have to admit, in my haste to get started adding Fall friendly fabulosity to the boutique I completely forgot to scan a cover for this week's PFP entry!

Fortunately my Virgo / Girl Scout-esque tendency to always be prepared meant I had something on hand to remedy this situation: the previously scanned but never posted original version of the artwork currently gracing the sidebar on behalf of the Pulp Fiction Project, The Innocent One by James Reach.



A "really believable study of a sex murderer" according to the Albuquerque Tribune. Since I haven't read the book and still have a stack of A.A Fair novels to get caught up on, for now we'll have to take their word for it.

(As always larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen in the Pulp Fiction Project set in my Flickr photostream, here.)

Friday, September 3, 2010

night school

While some previous PFP subjects were purchased just as much for their content as their covers (for example, every book featured during the month of August), today's subject would not be one of them.

Truthfully I picked up this copy of Night School by R.V. Cassill solely because of the awesome Bob McGinnis cover art.



(I'm hoping, now that he's worked his way into my consciousness, I'll start seeing his work all over the place; kind of like what happened after I watched Yo Gabba Gabba with my niece one afternoon. BTW, did you know Mark Mothersbaugh is teaching your children to draw? And Biz Markie is teaching your children to beat box? Awesome!!)

One pop culture phenomenon that still hasn't fully worked it's way into my consciousness yet (meaning I haven't seen an episode) is Mad Men but, in my head, the show looks pretty much just like this painting.

(PS: Larger versions, as well as covers of books that have found their way on to the blog previously, can be seen in the Pulp Fiction Project set in my Flickr photostream, here.)