As I have been working mainly in muted palettes, I felt like returning to the use of vibrant colours in this little vignette. The bot is from Counterblast Miniatures, was sculpted by Patrick Keith and is about 15mm. The space ship is from Hydra Miniatures, was sculpted by Steve Meli and is about 25mm.
A Brief History of Pulp
Published in October of 1896 by Frank Munsey, Argosy is recognized as the first of the true Pulp magazines. In order to keep publishing costs down, it was printed using paper made of cheap wood pulp, a fact that earned the genre its name. To further reduce costs, unknown writers willing to work for a pittance were hired. While the slick magazines of the time sold for fifty cents, Pulp magazines cost a mere dime.
The Pulps were designed to capture the imagination of a broad audience. Stories were serialized and the endings were cliff hangers, making readers anxious to purchase the next issue. The stories were action driven and fast paced.Stories of hard boiled detectives, wild westerns, travel to exotic locations, men who rode the rails and science fiction were staples in the Pulps.
The future of Pulp was secured by when Munsey published the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs in All Story in 1912. In June of 1912, "Under the Moons of Mars" was published and in October of the same year "Tarzan of the Apes" was published. So popular was "Tarzan of the Apes" it spawned a wave of new magazines, which would culminate in the Golden Era of Pulp.
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