In the 1940s, Gloria Stoll Karn contributed a decade of dynamic covers to pulp stories of romance, crime, and horror.
The Lurid Covers of 20th-Century Pulp Fiction
Pulp cover artists recognized the American appetite for lurid and violent imagery, and the Wolfsonian is exploring the social issues embedded in their illustrations in a new exhibition.
The Fantastical Pulp Art of 1960s and ’70s Mexico
The lurid art created for paperbacks in the 1960s and ’70s includes a cat man superhero surrounded by feral felines, a woman fleeing a cop while cradling a piglet, and a blonde vixen looking back in shock as a skeleton delivers her a letter.