wild pulp

Favorite Movies
  • The Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.
  • Garden State.
  • Into The Wild.
  • The Perks of Being  a Wallflower.
  • Vanilla Sky.
  • Pulp Fiction.
  • Silver Linings Playbook .
  • The Art of Getting By.
  • Zero Dark Thirty.
  • The Time Travelers Wife.
  • Grandma’s Boy.
  • Stranger than Fiction.
  • Train Spotting
  • Margin Call.
  • Wall Street
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Boondock Saints.
  • Ong-Bak 2
  • Ong-Bak 3
The Wolf of Wallstreet Stand by Me Brave heart Citizen Gangster Untouchable

Chester Himes, American author.

Chester Himes was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, on July 29, 1909, to Joseph Sandy Himes and Estelle Bomar Himes; his father was a peripatetic black college professor of industrial trades and his mother was a teacher at Scotia Seminaryprior to marriage;[1] Chester Himes grew up in a middle-class home in Missouri. When he was about 12 years old, his father took a teaching job in the Arkansas Delta at Branch Normal College (now University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff), and soon a tragedy took place that would profoundly shape Himes’s view of race relations. He had misbehaved and his mother made him sit out a gunpowder demonstration that he and his brother, Joseph Jr., were supposed to conduct during a school assembly. Working alone, Joseph mixed the chemicals; they exploded in his face. Rushed to the nearest hospital, the blinded boy was refused treatment because of Jim Crow laws. “That one moment in my life hurt me as much as all the others put together,” Himes wrote in The Quality of Hurt.

“I loved my brother. I had never been separated from him and that moment was shocking, shattering, and terrifying….We pulled into the emergency entrance of a white people’s hospital. White clad doctors and attendants appeared. I remember sitting in the back seat with Joe watching the pantomime being enacted in the car’s bright lights. A white man was refusing; my father was pleading. Dejectedly my father turned away; he was crying like a baby. My mother was fumbling in her handbag for a handkerchief; I hoped it was for a pistol.”

list of movies you should watch right now in no particular order



-They Call Me Trinity

-A Bridge Too Far

-Apocalypse Now Redux

-The Godfather I and II

-Four For Texas


-The Searchers

-The Green Berets

-Once Upon a Time In The West

-The Professionals

-Pretty Village, Pretty Flame

-Duck, You Sucker!

-My Name Is Nobody


-Dirty Harry

-Mad Max series

-The Manchurian Candidate (original)

-Top Secret!

-Uncle Buck

-Animal House

-The Detective (with Frank Sinatra)

-Cross of Iron

-The Wild Bunch

-Ocean’s 11 (original)

-Treasure of the Sierra Madre

-The Sand Pebbles

-The Great Escape

-The Longest Day


-The Thing (original)

-Pulp Fiction

-Leon: The Professional

-True Grit

Suede's 'Dog Man Star' Album As A Series Of Books

This is my new print. It’s Suede’s album Dog Man Star as if it had been written as a series of novels instead of songs. It’s available now in the Standard Designs Etsy shop.

Ah, 1994. Across the road from the hideous brown office tower known as the IPC Building, home to the music magazines NME and Melody Maker, and where I would often go for meetings at the time (I was in my second ‘badly-paid job in advertising’ to paraphrase Neil Hannon), I spotted the words DOG MAN STAR sprayed in black on a nearby wall. 

Was it really necessary? Because Dog Man Star, in all its battered and defeated and resilient glory, is a huge step beyond its forerunner Suede (which, though great itself, was a mish-mash of singles-material songs and… others, bringing to mind another eponymous debut album, namely The Smiths).

We Are The Pigs is the stand-out track, but the atmospherics of so much of the rest of the album give it a really troublesomely empty feel - in a good way - like a lot of early 1970s British films. It’s a slow-motion version of A Clockwork Orange.

If you’ve not heard it - go and hear it. Now! I command you! And if you have… this print’s for you.


These editions are fantastic. The covers are awesome and the taglines are just so great.

Pride and Prejudice: “Lock Up Your Daughters… Darcy’s In Town!”

The Great Gatsby: “When it came to loving… He knew which Daisy to pick!”

Wuthering Heights: “Here’s Looking at You… Cathy”

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: “She’s… No Angel”

The Picture of Dorian Gray: “Hey Girl… I’d sell my soul for you!”

The Hound of the Baskervilles: “Murder… Mystery… Walkies!”

Robinson Crusoe: “Solitude Was Driving Him Nuts!”


The Many Pictures
(and Book Covers)
of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s sole novel still manages both to disturb and enthrall readers with its tale of a young bon vivant whose portrait betrays the ravages of his sins and debaucheries. Wilde toned down the more “scandalous” passages from the novel’s serialized appearance upon its publication in book form, yet those words would come back to haunt him during his libel trial when the excised portions of the book were read into evidence to prove Queensbury’s assertion that Wilde was a “posing sodomite.” However, even in the immediate aftermath of Wilde’s disgrace, the novel never fell out of print, and its central conceit of a painting charting the degeneration of its living counterpart has proven to be irresistible to book cover illustrators.

Top: Oscar Wilde, perhaps the most iconic photograph of the author.

Second row: The most popular cover imagery for the novel juxtaposes the pure, youthful Dorian with the artist’s interpretation of his corrupt, sin-ravaged portrait.

Third row: left, you cannot hide, or run from, your true self, Dorian Gray! Right, Dorian eyes his next conquest in what appears to be a 40s night club on the cover of this foreign language edition.

Fourth row: left, Pulp! The Classics cover, any celebrity resemblance is completely coincidental, I’m sure; right, Dorian Gray in the EC Comics vein.

Bottom row: Two of the more interesting recent editions to be issued from Penguin Classics—left, fashion artist Ruben Toledo’s imaginative cover design; right, designer Coralie Bickford-Smith’s peacock feather motif, perhaps alluding to Dorian’s pride.

It wasn’t long after the premier of The Lone Ranger in 1933 before there were imitators. The first of these was a pulp magazine called the Masked Rider published in 1934 by Martin Goodman who five years later would found the comic book company that would become Marvel Comics.

Consisting of about equal parts the Lone Ranger and The Shadow the Masked Rider first appeared in a story titled The Black Caballero by Oscar Schisgall, which may have been a reworking of a hard bound novel by him but no one knows as a copy of this book has never been found by anyone.

One of the rarest pulp magazines The Masked Rider staggered along off and on from 1934 to 1940 with Goodman only publishing 13 issues until he sold the character to Standard Publications who turned him into a more conventional western character, but also got the publication on a regular monthly schedule until the end of its run in 1953.

i was searching for holiday cards on etsy this morning and stumbled upon a shop called wild pulp. the owner creates hand-cut templates of silhouettes of north american animals and fills them in with photos of wood + bark. on the back of each card is information about the species and a current habitat map, and they’re all printed on 100% post consumer waste paper made with wind energy. “perfect for animal nerds and nature lovers.” [how did he get my number?]

i have a box of antlers headed my way.


I Need a Hero: Celebrating Great Female Film Characters

I had to create an 8 piece portfolio for class.  I wanted to center it around a theme that means a lot to me so I immediately thought of film.  Here is my artist’s statement for this series:

Art and film mean more to me than anything in the world.  When I sat down to create a portfolio I realized I had to combine these things.  Although I love to draw and paint, my ultimate goal is to be a director.  This is a hard dream to have when the film industry is so male dominated. Not only are the people who make movies predominately male, the characters in the movies tend to be too.  While the big screen is full of men, there are a few examples of women.  I’m nor talking about "women” like Lara Croft or any of the Bond girls who are just unrealistic fantasies created by male writers for male viewers.  I am talking about characters who are real and flawed.  I chose to paint eight characters that fir this description and paint them.  The women I chose all embody different characteristics, ranging from the anxious, driven Nina (Black Swan) to the free spirited, innocent Hushpuppy (Beasts of the Southern Wild).  While painting these characters I felt increasingly closer to them and the films they come from.  I hope that by celebrating characters like these in this portfolio I can inspire and encourage people to seek out and demand more strong women not only in movies, but behind the scenes as well.“


Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) The Graduate

Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis) Beasts of the Southern Wild

Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) Psycho

Sally Bowles (Liza Minelli) Cabaret

Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) Pulp Fiction

Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak) Vertigo

Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) Fargo

Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) Black Swan

More Senorita Scorpion.

The premise of  the SenoritaScorpion series was that two hundred years before the series start a group of around250 Native Americans, Conquistadors, and one English engineer were trapped by an by an earthquake in a huge canyon while looking for gold.

Two hundred years later their ancestors finally break out loaded with gold and surprisingly enough not inbred at all (?) and straight off the bat find they have to defend themselves from greedy ranchers, robber land barons, bandits and the like.

As part of this the blonde descendent of the Englishman becomes Senorita Scorpion,  the defender of the lost band.